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RHODE ISLAND'S "BOY GOVERNOR"
IS GOING AFTER SENATOR ALDRICH BY MARLEN E. PEW. PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Nov. 22.— ■Unless signs fail and words are hollow, It will behoove the aver age citizen to turn an eye upon Little Rhodie and keep it glued there for perhaps two years, niay ibe longer. Little Rhodie has just elected a new governor. James Henry Hlg gins is his name. He is 30 years young and not much bigger than Senator Nelson W. AJdrlch* right log. His Hotly is as sick as It is email, bubt his bead Is all right. The brief history of the political ekyrocket career of Governor-elect Iligglns has no parallel. Fifteen years ago he sold papers on the Streets to help him through school and assist his widowed mother. I Eight years ago this young Irish man kept books, thus paying his tuition through Brown university. Then he was a clerk at Washing ton and went through law school. In 1900 he set up a law office and industry won him business. ! Four years ago the democrats sent Higgins, then 26, to the Rhode Island house of representa tives. That's a big honor, when democrats are like roses on Jan uary 1. Then he was elected may or, and the whole country herald ed him as the "Boy Mayor of Paw tucket." He has had a republican town council agalnxt him, but ho succeeded In blocking the grafters in several attempted steals. Now, behold, the Boy Mayor Iblossoms as the Boy Governor, the youngest of Uncle Sam's state Chief executives. There are several reasons why Higgins Is tho most Interesting new character In the political arena, in addition to his youth, lie believes that young men are re quired to do the bloody field work in the fight for political reform. He believes that intrenched pow er, like that of the corrupt repub lican oligarchy of his own state, is no match for public sentiment [When it is aroused. He is the first adherent of the Roman Catholic, faith to be elected governor of a New England state. He believes that. Senator Aid irich is tho friend of the Standard Oil and sugar trusts, the ally of Wall st. and the enemy of every lover of the primary principles of American liberty from coast to coast and border lo border, and ■ should be removed from the sen ate. More than that, he proposes to use his office for the disruption of the system which has made Ahlrich'a power possible. Higgins ls most unassuming. Ho did not resent it by a look when a Pawtueket newspaper man intro duced him to me as "Jimmy." "Perhaps a stranger In tho state Will not understand clearly the alt nation that confronts me, so I'll explain a little," ho said to me. "Rhode Island, though the smallest state in the union, is nevertheless one of the most important states. Her population outranks 1S of our stales and territories. We havo vast manufacturing enterprises, wonderful waterways and more people to the square mile than any other state. "For many years Rhode Island has been In the hands of corrupt politicians working in league with Unscrupulous commercial Inter ests. Our people havo been robbed right nnd left. Our system lias been wrong at its very base. "We have a restricted suffrage. That Is the trouble. Our state Is divided into 28 towns and cities, each of which sends one presents tive to our senate. Twenty of these towns control, and 20 of thorn polled into one would not havo the When You Come Across This Trade Marled in red and white on each end of a package containing biscuit and crackers, you can rest assured that the contents are of the very highest order fresh, clean, pure and perfectly baked. The trade mark identifies the products of the National Biscuit Company and ever stands for the highest quality of baking. For example try packages of ~ ZWIEBACK—" Twice-baked "—justly celebrated as delicious with tea, coffee or chocolate. BUTTER THIN BISCUIT-A crisp, light, deasert biscuit, rich and satisfying, served as something out of the ordinary. If y OU want a biscuit that is particularly uicc, try a package. GOVERNOR-ELECT JAMBS HENRY HIGGINS, AND SNAPSHOTS OF HIM ON THE STUMP. population of our greatest city, which, of course, has but one sena tor. "A triumvirate of selfish men years ago saw possibilities in our faulty system. They are Nelson W. Aldrlch, the special privilege boss of the United States senate, repre senting the greed of Rockefeller, Havemeyer and Wall st. at large; Mareden J. Perry, who practically owns all of the franchises within the gift of the people of this state, and General Charles R. Biayton, tho blind boss of the republican party in the state. Aldrich goes to Washington from this state and makes himself an instrument of national abuses. Perry stays at. home and reaps a handsome har vest. Brayton has for years sat In our very state house and di rected legislation as effectively aB though the legislative body was made up of his abject slaves. "Legislation and elections have been bought, and sold. It has been a carnival of bribery. "I am going Into office against this powerful triumvirate. The le gislature is, as usual, In their SMIK MIfS Col. C. S. Sapp, of the Washing ton State college, and Director Cook, of (lie S. A. A. C, aro mixed la a delightful, although silly wrangle by mail over alleged "slights," such as tlie college farm ers not shaking hands with the athletes at Pullman; and the ath letes making the farmers pay for their pool games in this city. Mercy! Jaclc Kearns left this morning for Cripple Creek, Colo., where on Thanksgiving evening he fights Maurice Thompson. In the event that the fight goes any distance Kearns will do what he can to ob tain a draw. He has not dime much in the way of boxing since lie broke a ligament in bis back in his bout with Kid Parker several months ago. Kid Krant wants to do some more boxing and has commum cated with Kid Harrison. He hands. It looks like a stone wall to my friends. I do not believe that it is a stone wall. I am going to fight against this corruption witli all my power. I will rely upon public opinion for my support. No political gang can complete with the American people when amused,. And the people of my state are seeing the truth. "1 am not radical. I believe in being practical in reforms- as well as everything else. I believe in tlie principle of.public ownership under strict civil service regula tion, of such natural monopolies as gas and water. I do not be lieve In it as it would be applied under present conditions for utili ties in which there can be natural competition which will regulate price and product." Higgins is said to be worth about $1,000. He lieves in a small boarding house. His mother died two years ago. He Is lending his support to a younger brother, now In school. He declares that the ambition of his life Is to be known as a politician who has kept his campaign promises. wants to box Harrison anywhere and is not particular what hamlet the bout is pulled off in. The game in Spokane seems dead for all time, even the S. A. A. C. and Director Cook being unable to open it up. Kid Parker has issued a defy to Rube Smith of Denver. Parker wants to fight him for nothing; to light for everything or part of it. And the bout may be pulled off in the snow, In an airship or a submarine. All Parker wants is a fight. Of course a few simoleons will help some, too. MAKES WINTER VISIT. Mrs. F. A. Child left this morn ing for a winter visit with her mother, Mrs. C. P. Thomas, and sister, Mrs. George W. Fox, at Ocean Park, Cal. The Spokane Prese delivered to your house for 25c a month. Tela Dhone Main 375. SPOKANE PRKBB, NOVEMBER 22,1906 THE DAILY SHORT STORY THE PRETTIEST GIRL. Did I ever tell you about Mary Bridget and the Beauty Show? I didn't? Well, if it doesn't do anything else, it certainly gives a fellow a line on the inside makeup of the genius female. Yes, sir. Mary Bridget was my girl, and to my mind there was nothing to it but she was the prettiest girl in the world, let alone Stapletown. The trouble all started when Jake Hanahan, an old friend of mine in 'Frisco days, hit Stapletown with his beauty show contest. He had bills put all over the town adver tising the handsome prize to be given the prettiest girl entered for the beauty show, himself to be the judge, and every fema-e In the vil lage started down to the drugstore for beautifiers. A couple of days later who did I see thoughtfully regarding one of those same three sheets but Mary Bridget herself. At that identical moment, an idea came to me, and that was where the trouble started. I hunts up Jake. Says I: "Jake, me and you have been pals, ain't It so?" He says it Is, which it is. "All right," says I, "now give me your kind attention while I put you wise. Look at this photo graph. Ain't she the real prize picture?" and I showed him Mary Bridget's latest. "Gee, but she's a beaut!" he says, "only a fellow can't tell much from a photograph," and he cock ed his eye kinder cautious. "Photograph be blowed!" says I. "I tell you, she's the whole push in the beauty line. Jake, she be longs to me —or she will —and she's got to win that prize." Jake let his left eye down slow, and I knew it was fixed, so back I go after Mary Bridget. Well, sir, you ought to havejj seen the crowd! Thirty-seven of' 'em, or I was seeing double. And all sorts. Some of 'em was pretty, too, but to my mind Mary Bridge** was ths ace, even over one fascin ating little dark eyed /rick. Jake, he swells around and stands off at different distances and makes notes on his paper. Finally he says: "Ladies and gentlemen: I have seen beauty before, but never such a bewildering array of beauties as we now behold. After due consid eration, however, the first prize, a gold bracelet, is awarded to Miss Mary Bridget Jones." Now you'd think that would set tle everything, wouldn't you? No, sir! Mary Bridget got the big head right off—wouldn't hardly walk With me going home. The next morning she would hardly speak, and the third day—l thought it was Christmas from the tempera ture around the Jones mansion. I got desperate. I hunted Jake up again—he was still hanging around town. I talked to him long and earnestly and confidentially, and the next day Stapletown was past ed all over with new placards stat ing that the preliminary beauty contest having been held, accord ing to ordinary standards of beauty, there would now be held the real and great beauty contest, judged from the standard of abso lute and iileal beauty. You should have seen Mary Bridget! Scared? Not a bit of it. What did she do but fix herself up and pay her entrance fee and waltz right into the absolute and ideal contest! Yes, we got married the week after. There were 47 entries this time, and Jake gale the dark eyed girl first'and put Mary Bridget No. 13, and site got over her high horse in five minutes. But, as 1 say, women are pe culiar. NEITHER TEAM SCORED The football game yesterday af ternoon at Natatoriuin park re plied in Blairg 0 and S. A. A. C. )—just like the previous game be-J ween these teams. All through' hi first half Blairs forced the* attle onto S. A. A. ('. territory, nit the superior weight of the ithletee kept the lighter and fteet >r students from doing any serious ISmage. Aside from some evl lence of brilliant play at times he game was made up of more Sgchewlng than was necessary. Eye Witness. Jit the Theatres THE SPOKANE. The Oans-Nelson fight pictures are the attraction for the rest ot tray week. These pictures show the finish of the famous scrap, it is claimed, and give the sports who couldn't go to Goldfleld a chance to see how that foul was landed. Eastern flght writers have claimed the pictures prove that Referee Siler was in no position ,to judge the blow, and Nelson de clares the pictures show that he |did not foul the black man. The pictures coming heer are said to be unusually plain and as lifelike as If the spectator were sitting by the ring. THE AUDITORIUM. The Shirley company in "Mrs. Dane's Defense" for this week. DIVE AND SUBMARINE CRUISE FOR VISITORS TO SEATTLE FAIR Every great exposition has Us ,Eiffel tower, its Giant swing, its Ferris wheel, its captive balloon or some similar distinctive device for lifting its visitors into the air and thrilling them with swft mo ton far above the earth, but it is planned that the Alaskan-Yukon- Pacific exposition, at Seattle, in 10(19, shall outdo them all in nov elty with a giant "diving gold fish." The "diving goldfish" will real ly be a submarine boat, launched from a steep hill through a chute Into Lake Washington, and It will be built to carry a dozen passen gers, who will enter through a VESSELS WRECKED BECAUSE OF NEW CURRENTS IN THE PACIFIC HONOLULU, H. 1., Nov. 21 — The currents of the waters of the Pacific ocean have in some in stances almost completely re versed themselves, something that has not occurred In the life of the oldest sea-faring man. The government has found It necessary to revise the charts that have heretofore been used by tlie navigators between the Pacific teOMt of the United States and Mental ports. Several ships. Including the ■litter Manchuria, have run aground aud many vessels have wandered far from their courses because of the changed currents, which were caused by the series of earth quakes in April and May. The important work of rechart-1 ing tho currents was entrusted to Commander W. J. Peters of tho brlgantine Galilee, which lias just reached the port of San Diego, Cal., after a long cruise in the in terests of the magnetic survey ex pedition. The observations made on this cruise have proven beyond doubt that the wrecking of the many big liners during the last six months CHECK FOUND AFTER TWENTY-ONE YEARS. CHICOi Cal.. Nov. 22.—While j working on Main st. between Second aivl Thini, Kngliie Hriverj Tuck picked up a small piece ofH paper whi. h was lying near the nutter and upon examining it found it sras an uaesshed c'ieck fur $iv, drawn 21 years ago. The check is drawn In favor of William Ward an 1 is OB the Hideout & .Smith hank iv Oroville. The company is handling it all right, but something first class in the line of popular entertainment is due the patronage after this week. The play don't fit.. THE COLUMBIA. The theater is dark until Satur day evening, when Claude Amsden, the former Spokane favorite, opens with a gn):>d\ company in comic opera, "The Governor's Wife." It Is announced that the piece is splendidly staged. THE WASHINGTON. Miss Sadie Rnzenzweig, violin virtuoso, this week has one of the strong numbers on a good pro gram. Cooke and Rothert have a good comedy turn. hatch in one steel-finned side. It will be equipped with diving tanks, I air chambers, gasoline engines, emergency weights and all other paraphernalia of the most modern submarine boat. When the passengers are inside, the hatches will be screwed down | tight, the signal given from within, |and the cable will be cast, off. j Then the passengers will experi ence a sudden rush, a flash of the | outer world seen through the j heavy glass portholes, a cloud of spray, a sudden thrilling plunge, 'then complete silence, a gradual ! slowing up of the boat as she j slides through a strange green | light, deep under water. In the Pacific waters was due to the decided chane in the currents. The Galilee carried on its cruise an instrument specially devised for the determination with abso lute accuracy of the magnetic cur rents. The brlgatlne has little or no metal In Its makeup, because of the sensitiveness of the instru ments she carries. These are on a bridge, high above the deck, and constantly under the supervision of one of the party. REMOVAL SAIE .January 1 we mine to 23.1 Riverside Aye. Until then you can buy Hair Brushes, Clothes Brashes, Toilet Sets, Leather Goods, Hand Bags, Traveling Sets, etc.. at onelifth off our regular prices. Watson Drug Co. 421 Riverside Avenue Spokane, Wash. WfMpiNft THtATPtt TONIGHT, ALSO FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, BATTLING NELSON JOE GANS FIGHT In Pictures. The only original lifelike repro duction of the greatest battle ever fought in the history of the prize ring. Every move plain and distinct The largest purse ever fought for 133,600. Gate receipts, $69,715. Prices—sl to 25c. Seats ready this morning. Coming—"Arizona." Columbia Theatre COMMENCING SATURDAY MA TINEE AND NIGHT, AND ALL NEXT WEEK, Special Matinee Thanksgiving CLAUDE AMSDEN MUSICAL CO. Supported by Hazel Davenport, In the sparkling musical comedy, "THE GOVERNOR'S WlFE'*_ Prices always the same — : 20e, 30c, 50c; boxes, 75c. Seats now s-eJJljig. WASHINGTON THEATER VAUDEVILLE Another One of Those Excellent Bills at the Washington ONE WEEK, COMMENCING SUN DAY MATINEE, NOV. 18, 1906. Cook and Miss Rothert, "the or iginal Yankee Doodle Girl and Boy." Charles McDonald, the Irish Beau Brummel. Sam and Ida Kelly, presenting their Incom parable and everlasting comedy, "SI and Mandy." Illustrated song, "Cheyenne," Charles Allman, bari tone. Sadie Rosenzwelg, violin virtuoso. Jules Harron, the little German. Washingtonscope, "Pals," or "My Friend the Dummy." Two performances Sunday afternoon. Prices —Lower floor, 25c; balcony, 15c; children, 10c. THE AUDITORIUM H. C. Hayward, Mgr Tel. M. 1242. JESSIE SHIRLEY CO. Tonight and All Week, with Satur day Matine, presettng Mrs. Dane's Defense Prices—lx>wer floor, sne and 40c; balcony, 2Tc; matinee, 25c and 10. keskTlk ROLLER SKATING AFTERNOON AND EVENING. REEMER'B BAND A healthful, delightful, fascinat ing recreation for old and young. We have the best skates made. Take Traction Gonzaga car or W. W. P. Lidgerwood car. Remington Typewriter Sales lastyearweregreat, but our business for the first three-quar ters of 1906 ex ceeds that of the ; entire year 1905 Typewriter! come and typewriter! go Out the Remington runs on iorevet REMINGTON TYPEWRITER CO., 110 Washington St.. Spokano Oldest Bank In the City. The Traders National Bank Capital and Surplus $925,000 —cxAssrttt* ADVERTISEMENTS PARISIAN DYKING * CLJJANINQ Works, L. A. Lehttsan, prop.. 605 First ivenue »ear Howard street. Phene 21ST. Dress pleat ing factory In connection. No solicitors FOR SALE. $2,250-5 ROOMS;' NEW, MOD ern house; cellar, electric light, lawn, fruit trees, shrubbery, barn, woodshed; street graded; cement walk; close to school and car; terms, $350 cash, balance $20 per month, including interest. $2.100 —4 rooms; modern; cellar, lawn, shrubbery, trees, street graded, cement walk; close to Corbin park; fine up to date home; terms, $300 cash, balance $15 per month. $2,700—11 Vs acres, all in cultiva tion; 5 room house, large barn, 145 bearing trees, well, windmill and tank; 3-4 mile to electric railroad; terms, $700 cash, balance yearly. We have some good farms to trade for city property. GRAY & McCUNE CO., First Aye. and Wall St. Phone 320. A. A. CAMPBELL, WINDOW WASHER. PHONE 5683 —14 oast opt ciOTHrwo. Positively highest prices paid for cast oft clothing. N223 Stevens, M. 1711. FUEL DEALERS. Standard Fuel & Ice Co., K4ot Front. Tel. «95. Carbondale, Roc* Springs and Summit coal. Martin Dolan, manager. SECOND HAND GOODS. Highest price paid for second, hand furnlturo. Tel. M. 303. 214 Riverside. SO-S PACIFIC TRANSFER CO. Freight, furniture, baggage and parcel delivery. Tel. 3392. 820-4 HORSESHOEING. Charles Staley, Pacific arena* and Bernard street. 128-24 PRINTING We give a discount of from 20 to 50 per cent on the prices of the local printing trust. Save money by placing your order here - !-ti^sWi Spokane Stamp Works 518 FIRST AVENUE, Opposite Hotel Spokane. WE HAVE MOVED TO 231 Riverside Between the Washing ton Theater and Hotel Pedicord. Goodyear QUICK SHOE RE PAIR SHOP Washington Noodle Cafe Open day and night. Newly for* nlshed. First class service. QsJI and give us a trial. 418 Front Aye. ASPHALT! Broken Stone far Sals* lie Rrftcr AspMl Ptvtof <X