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DEATH OR THE DOLLAR—WHICH?
Death or the dollar—which!
That is what it means today every time a railroad train
starts over a portion of our million miles of track.
The past few months show a more appalling list of rail
road disasters than history has ever before recounted.
Wore than a half-thousand human lives have been lost.
The number of those more or less seriously injured is be
How much does Wall st. care?
These magnates, when they ride, go in their private
cars, the best built ears known to the service, and they are
given the position of the greatest safety. And only the
other day even one of them was killed.
Yet das. J. Hill, president of the Northwestern road,
says that he is afraid every time he boards a train, as if
death stared in the face through the plate glass windows
of his own private ear.
And if ".Jim" Hill says this, when his very presence
is calculated to insure every care for safety, then what
must be the apprehension of the every-day traveler, the
drummer in the day coach, the immigrant in the smoker,
the clerks who play with sudden death in the mail and ex
Why should every day's newspaper carry the story of
nnother wreck, of faulty switches, of lieadoii collisions, of
disregard or inoperative signals, of 50 more lives crushed
No thinking man can miss the pitiless answer.
Tt is because of the greed of men for one more blood
Never has the country been more prosperous. Money
is plentiful. In every channel it circulates in an almost un
precedented flood, and the railroads must see that it
trickles, even in a deluge of human blood, into their al
ready bursting coffers.
It is because railroad employes are overworked and
It is because proper precautions for safety are ignored.
It is because they are trying to make one man and one
car and one track and one engine and one dollar do the
Work of two.
It is because they are determined to continue paying
hundreds of millions of dollars in dividends on inflated
and watered stock.
It is because railroad magnates are stretching out
covetous hands, looking up to heaven with greedy eyes,
and crying: "We'll take the chances. If anything hap
pens, O Lord, you take care of the souls, and let us have
the dollar bills."
Taking the chances!
If these men have consciences that can be touched, if
they have hearts that can know the meaning of pity, what
nights they must spend!—what processions of ghastly
forms, what accusing eyes out of the darkness, what
mourning and what tears! For every time a human lite
is crushed out for the sake of one more dollar, these men
are murderers, murderers, because they dared to take
chances with life, murderers because they shut their eyes
to the desolation that is crouching at their own doors, mur-
Iderers because they daily barter men for gold.
Death—or the dollar?
MORE PAY FOR CONGRESSMEN.
Congress lias at last found the nerve to openly increase
the salaries of its own members from $5,000 to $7,500 a
The cry of protest that seemed to he feared is not
raised. The country has accepted the action as just.
Perhaps the present pay of congressmen is insufficient
on account of the high cost of living. And the high cost
of living is no mere theory; it is a fact of universal ex
And now, having raised their own pay, the congress
fcBOB will find it difficult to maintain any reputation what
ever for consistency if they fail to provide higher salaries
for others who serve the government.
Indeed, one congressman has already advocated higher
pay for ambassadors.
But there has been thus far a strange oversight of the
department clerks at Washington and the postal clerks
• and carriers all over the land, to whom cost of living is
higher as well as it is to the congressmen.
The argument of higher cost of living is good all down
It would he as easy for congress to raise the pay of the
feleffca as it was to raise its own and a good deal more
It would convince the public that congressmen oared
jfor the principle rather than for more money.
1 The people of the country have shown that they arc
(willing to give to public servants a share of the prosperity.
Hut they are not willing that this share should be taken
by congressmen for themselves alone, while tlie vast army
Of faithful public servers in entirely loft out of the deal.
Entered at Spokane
Warn., as Second
OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE
EVERETT LOOKED AT 'EM. THEY MOVED.
The Daily Short Story
Hetty sat on the soft green grass,
thoughtfully regarding herself in a
"1 suppose it's just me," she
soliloquized with a delightful dis
regard of grammar. "Louise has
had dozens and dozens of offers,
and m* one has ever said anything
of the kind lo me. I do think my
hair is nice, and my eyes are not
so bad, but —1 wisti they would any
For Louise's confidences had not
raised Hetty in her own esteem.
Louise had offers —dozens of them,
il seemed. At every dance, at every
lawn party, at every picnic the men
seemed to employ thir entire time
in whispering protestations of un
dying affection, whereupon Louise
was evidently wont to look down
and be a sister to each and every
one, Even Captain Herrick was
about to capitulate. Herrick, th<»
woman hater, for he had danced
with twice the evening be
fore, of which fact Betty had been
duly informed, though Miss Louise
had not added that the doughty cap
tain seemed strangely distrait, and
that his eyes had a way of wander
ing to a far corner where Miss
Betty chatted gaily with , cousins
and similar hai mless attendants.
"Betty?" called her mother.
' Yes, momsy."
Mrs. Morton came out on the long
veranda. "Oh, there ypu are. My
headache is simply frightful. Will
you please, dear, write a note for
me. Write Captain Herrick and
ask him to be good enough to dine
with us Thursday."
Obediently Betty sought, the li
brary. As she wrote the dinner in
vitation her thoughts harked back
"I suppose she declines some of
ihem by letter." she reflected —"per-
haps like this,' and she began to
write experimental notes and really
enjoyed herself Immensely, as hu
manity ever does in picturing the
It was a rather surprised Captain
Herrick who read his mail next
morning. Especially did one letter
perplex him, for it read:
"My dear Captain Herrick: Since
you insist that I give you an answer
I must. Only I am sorry. 1 do
like you. You have paid me, 1 think
the liaoerett compliment a man can
pay a woman and yet, I cannot mar
ry you. My heart is not my owu.
Bellevt. me, sincerely,
Later in the day he met Mrs. Mer
"Don't forget," she cried, "you
are coming to dine with us this
"I?" he said
"Oh, then you did not receive the
raid? I'm so sorry! But you will
come, won't you?"
"I shall be glad to come," he said,
bat his eyes twinkled.
SPOKANE PRESS, FEBRUARY 5, 1907
"I received a queer note this
morning. Miss Betty," he said, as
they sat together in an alcove, and
he handed her the missive that had
so perplexed him.
"Oh!" she cried, flushing. "Did I
mail that 1"
"If you did not mean it," he said
"Why, no!" she protested.'Then,
flushing again, "I "
They say It is to be in the
A WORD FROM JOSH WISE.
Th' man who takes
things easy always has
a hard time*
Of course "Salome - ' is to be
taken off the stage. Even New
York couldn't stand "Salome" and
the Thaw trial at the same time.
This is a strange world. One life
insurance official is fighting to keep
out of Sing Sing, and down in New
Jersey another is fighting to be sent
to the United States senate.
"Yes, the duke is wild, but you
know people must make allowances
for a duke."
'•Not much. Let his father-in-law
This Is the
Up Side Down
SPOKANE FALLS GAS LIGHT CO.
Representative W. H. Weber, of
Walla Walla, is afflicted with a de
lusion that enemies are assailing
his character at Olympia and his
condition is causing his friends
much worry. Weber is carrying a
revolver for protection from his
A bill to abolish secret societies
in high schools has been introduced
in the California legislature.
The senatorial investigation of
the Brownsville negro soldier rioi
has begun at Washington. This is
the case in which President Roose
velt dismissed a batallion of sol
diers on account of the trouble.
TO BUILD ROAD TO SPOKANE.
The Seattle, ohelan & Spokane
Railway Co. filed articles of incor
poration with the secretary of state
yesterday, authorizing a capital
stock of $17,000,000. The trustees
are Charles M. Meeker and G. L.
Stevens, of New York: Mark F.
Mendenhall. John W. Fry. of Spo
kane; P. P. Carroll. Francis M.
Carroll, Charles A. Barron, C. M.
Cochran, Elliot Colburn, E. Wright,
of Snohomish, and E. E. Congdon,
The company projects a road
from Vancouver, Wash., to Spo
FIRST WARD CLUB ACTIVE.
At a meeting of tho First Ward
improvement elut) last night John
Phillips and W. M. V. Winans were
appointed delegates to attend the
meeting of the Men's club tonight
at Masonic temple.
The club discussed a sewer for
i'nion park and also the In
sufficiency of firemen at station No.
7, where the meetings are held.
STUNNI NG HAT
For second mourning a stunning
costume is relieved by a single pur
ple orchid in the quaint broadtail
cat, otherwise the black and white
is carried out In every garment.
The costume is for stret wear.
the long velvet coat of black reach
ing to the hem of the velvet skirt.
The coat is tight-fitting, back and
front, and is surmounted with a
b.-oad tail stole. This narrows at
the waist line and is held in place
by a charming Jet buckle. Over the
shoulders are introduced straps of
ermine, decked with black tails.
The hat is the popular mushroom
node!, and is of the fine fur. A
bunch of curling tips are at. the left
side and nestling among them is a
natural looking orchid.
Blair's White Pine and Tar
will stop that cough.
For sale by
Watson Drug Co.
Abundance of Light
Small Gas Consumption
Spokane's big' store broken lines® season's
Startling' values in women's and children's
Great Bargains in
11-4 cotton blankets, in gray and tan, fancy borders, regular $1.25; broken line sale, pair 98c
10-4 cotton blankets, pink and white, regular 05c; broken line sale.. 49 C
400 pieces of Arnold's flannelettes, 15c goods; broken line sale, yard g c
Broken line sale of plain colored wash goods, values up to 25c; sale price, yard 9c
5000 yards of gray calicoes, regular 7c; broken line sale price, yard. 20 yard limit 5c
50 dozen unbleached Turkish towels, 12x25, a good value at regular 7c; sale, each 5c
5000 yards white lawn, actual values 8c and 10c; broken Hue sale, remnants, price 3i/ 2 c
Another lot regular 12'/ 2 o and 15c values In remnants 1 to 10 yards; broken line sale, price, rd..7Vfco
2000 yards white waistings, short lengths, regular 15c ami 18c values; broken line sale price 9c
Broken line sale of striped and chocked dimity, regular 15c values; sale price . ,10c
English long cloths, regular 20c value; broken line sale, price, yard 18146
White waisting, some mercerised and heavy, other very open, sheer and fine, regular 30e and 35c
values; broken line sale 17'/^c
30 inch wide kimono and drapety silk, for sacques and drops, good line of patterns, but limited quan
tity, regular 75c value; broken line sale, price, yard 53c
I!G inch wide figured drapery cloth, suitable for drops, comforters, etc., in short length! of 3 to 8 yards;
several pieces of one pattern; regular 15c value; broken Hue sale price, yard 10c
A few pieces only of challles and cotton blezos, suitable for dresses and sacques, regular 10c; broken
line sale, price, yard 7>/c
Broken line sale of white spreads, crochet spreads, regular $1.00; sale price, yard 85 C
Marseilles pattern crochet quilt, regular |1.85; broken line sale price, yard $1.25
Marseilles patterns, regular $2.25, very heavy, large sizes, hemmed or fringed, with cut corners;
broken line sale, price, each ..$1.98
Extra lot of fine damusk napkins. These napkins bough! to sell In sets; only Vi and some full dozens
left, about 15 dozen in all; regular $1.00 and $4.50 values; broken line special, per dozen $3.15
SPECIAL LOT —Fringed napkins, colored borders; regubir 50c; broken Hue special 29c
22x50 bleached turklsh towel, hemmed or fringed, bought only for this sale; would be a good seller at
30c; broken Hue sale price 2 3c
COR. LINCOLN AND FIRST
We are now open for busi
ness; if you want the best
the market affords Rive us a
trial. Short orders a spe
cialty. Q. W. Cromwell, Prop.
A. D. McDonald
212-214 Riverside Ay*.
The Spokane Prese delivered to
your house for 25c a month. Tel*
phone Main 375.
ready to wear apparel
Your choice of ourentire line of elegant tailormade suits and
coats that sold at $22.50, $25.00 and $27.50; splendid garments,
made of fine broadcloth, cheviot, mixtures, etc.; various colors;
this season's styles; values to $27.00. Sale price $12.50
Handsome green velvet suit, made In the late pony Jacket
style, with plaited skirt; this garment usually sells for $100.00,
but for this sale only $50.00
Eton suit, made of a variety of materials, all in the latest
weave and elaborately trimmed; regular price $48.50, but for
this special sale $24.25
Fancy tweed suits, trimmed In red, green or black; jackets
are semi-fitted, wlt.h plaited skirt; these suits are of high grade
material and usually sell for $15.00. Special sale price $7.00
Ladles' skirt, made of fine quality spring mixture, in gray in
visible plaid, trimmed with straps of black velvet; usually sell
for $5.75. Special clearing sale price $2.75
Ladles' skirls of a good quality material, some mixtures and
some kersey; never before have we offered these skirts at this
price; they regularly sell for upward to $5,00. Special
sale price $1.98
Ladies' suits in spring mixtures, in light and dark gray Invisi
ble plaids, just the suit for spring wear; regular $12.50.
Sale price $5.00
i Ladies' flannelette gowns, made of a high grade material,
handsomely trimmed in silk banks or embroidery, colors pink,
blue and white; regularly sell for $:?.()(). Sale price $1.98
Flannelette gowns, come white with pink or blue stripe, very
prettily trimmed; to sell for $1.25. Our cleanup price 98c
Short flannelette kimonos with silk trimming, made In very
pretty models, to sell for $1.00. Special price 69c
The remainder of our street hats, consisting of about 40 in
number; they are hats that sell for upward to $6.50. All go
Good quality lawn waists, trimmed in lace and embroidery,
with fine tucked front, regularly $1.50, for 98c
Children's white bear cloth coats, made of a high grade mate
rial and trimmed either In frog and loop or otter heads; values
$4.50, $5.75, 16.50. Special sale price, your choice $2.50
THE SPOKANE PRESS, DELIVERED, 25 CENTS A MONTH.
Teas, codecs, spices, rxiracis
at lower prices than you'll pay downtown
We're out of the high rent district and give you the benefit
of our saving. Call ug up for anything in this line; we'll guar
antee to save you money an,l give you better goods.
Portneuf Tea $ Coffee Co.
Lee Weeks, Manager. 1717 Broadway, Broadway Blk.
$25.00 SUITS MADE TO ORDER FOR $18.00.
JL X». \± m J JL JL Oopo.ite The Halllday HoUl
Fit, Stylo and Work"uanship Guaranteed.
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