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PRIMARY FOR THIS SPRING OLYMPIA. March 2.—The sen ate privileges and elections commit tee returned the direct primary bill with I number of amendments and an emergency clause attached which may enable primaries to be held in Spokane this spring under the new law. Tacoma republicans have assist ed in securing the passage of the direct primary with an emergency clause, as have local republicans and democrats who desire to end if possible the rule of the machine, and wish to begin the campaign this spring. Senator Davis yesterday moved indefinite postponement of his Sun day ciosing law. which was intend ed to permit saloons to keep open part of the Sabbath. The general protest was such that he and other supporters ef the measure were glad to drop it. The present Sun day closing law will stand- Senator Piper yesterday attempt ed to defeat the direct primary law hut was voted down. The bill was made a special order for Tuesday. Senator Graves' newspaper bill has been made a special order for Monday. BIKE RIDERS WANT SAND Bicycle riders are agitating a movement to cover the bicycle paths with sand or white crushed rock. The cinders ard black rock used now leave the paths so dark that after night it is impossible for the rider to see the ground, espe cially if there is a street light ahead shining in his eyes. Those who favor a change claim that if a proper quality of sand could not be procured, enough rock chips could he obtained at the marble and granite works to render the paths luminous. ARGUING ADAMS CASE WALLACE. Idaho. March 2.— Shortly after opening his address for the state yesterday Attorney 11. P. Knight took sick in court and the trial was adjourned until today on that account. As far as evi dence is concerned the Adams case is now closed, the court's ruling yesterday denying the prosecution's inotiou to reopen the ca.-e, having ended the evidence. Judge Woods refused to permit the state to recall Mrs. Archie Phil lips, which leaves Adams in pos session of an alibi on Aug. 10, the date the complaint names as the day on which Fred Tyler was mur dered. GRAIN MEN TO MAKE EXHIBIT The executive board of the Wash ington Grain Producers. Shippers and Millers' association met in the Silver Grill yesterday. Several im portant questions were discussed, principal among them being the proposition to have solicitors put out to work for new members. Sev eral thousand numbers, it was ar gued, could be Obtained in this way. The co-operation of railroads Says I to myself says I— Uneeda Biscuit Says I to myself says I—they only cost /& five cents vr\ a package. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY will lie asked for the purpose of running an exhibition train through the state and show the various kinds of grains raised. It was derided to hold the next wheal convention in Pullman the second week in January. 10n8. Those present at yesterday's meeting were: R. C. McCloskey, Garfield, president: S. C. Arm strong. Colfax, secretary; J. w. Five. Davenport; R. J. Stephens, Almira; Sam Glasgow. Spokane. Bits o' News A marriage license was 1 his morning granted to Charles Kern and Margaret Russelor, of Spo kane. Ttie electrical workers will next week occupy the new Carpenter's hall. Tho union has been meeting at Central Labor hall. Dr. Thomas A. Russ"l. who sued the B. Schade Brewing Co. for the recovery of a doctor bill for atten tions to John Blickensdorfer lest the suit in the superior court yes terday. The senior A's defeated the senior Us. and the freshman A's were victors over the freshman B's at the first of the series of in ter-class debates at the high school yesterday afternoon. Prof. B. E. Elliot, Of the Wash ington State college, left yesterday for Qulncy, where he will investi gate the wheat experiments made by the department last year. Other experiment stations will likely be located In this vicinity i f the state. John Olson, rooming at the Western house, stumbled and fell en the railroad track at the corner of Sprague ay. and Division st. at ti o'clock last night and broke his leg. The patrol took him to Sacred Heart hospital. C. L. Munn, of 1304 Second ay.. reported to the police this morning that his roommate has left for un known parts with $13.60 which did not belong to him. Munn gave the police a description of Lis room mate. Minne P. Babcock, executrix in the estate of Stanton M. Babcock, has filed suit in the Buperlor court for the recovery of $41S, Including $2. r > for attorney's fees, on a prom issory note issued in 1901 to Stan ton M. Babcock by Meta E. Sie ward. L. B. Whitter has sold his two story brick building on the west side of Wall st. between Riverside and Main ays. to J. W. Wont worth, of the Wentworth Clothing Co.. for $2V,000. Mr. Wentworth will remodel the building, adding two stories. The chamber of commerce will meet with the county commission ers Tuesday to discuss the issuing of warrants for $9,750 to purchase the Spokane armory site. The bill authorizing construction of the armory has been signed by Gov. Mead. After an illness of over a year from Addison's disease, contracted while in military service in the Philippines. W. J. Byrnes, age died here yesterday. The body was sent to Minneapolis on the North Coast train tuday. accompanied by W, J. Komme. Deceased lad been employed several years in the Old National bank. He leaves a wife and child. PASSED BOGUS ORDER. Patrolman Marshall last night arrested J. J. Harry, laborer, for passing a worthless order for $4 at the Whale saloon. Barry, it is asserted, represented that tiie E. H. Stanton Co. owed him $4 and lie gave the saloon people an order for it and got the money. Barry don't deny the charge. When arrested he was under the influence of liquor. MERRY MOMENTS WITH THE MAN MODISTES BY SNIPPER SHEARS. NEW YORK, March 2.—For sev eral days the artistic triumphs of tho Old Masters have paled like a candidate for pink pills before the sassy sartorial designs that are ex hibited at the merchant tailors' na tion exchange, which is now hold ing its annual experience meeting and roundup at the Hotel Astor. Part of the ordeal is an exhibi tion of ground and lofty designing; a bench show, as it were, of rare bit dreams in broadcloth and tweeds. There are 160 entries by tailors who are striving to devise styles for the swell dresser on and off. One thing that is missing, how ever, like the link, is the "pant." There is none on display. The sym metrical are In the discard. The reason for this is not so much that the "pant" gives no play for the or nate, as that the 9!t-cent a leg ar ticle has the right conceded to re main conventional until the upper works, the coat and vest, receive the 33d degree. it is somewhat grewsome to note the entire absence of trouserings. Carried to its logical conclusion, this situation would suggest the fu ture of man's attire to become a reversion to the Adamite trousseau, viz: Here's a horrible thought. Sup pose the man of tape measure and shears should become so wrapped up in coats —("wrapped up" is good. See it? Ha. ha!)—so wrapped up in coats that he should permanent ly neglect to fashion trouserloons. Wouldn't that require something on •he Pudding Bag order, a nifty crea tion cut a la pillow slip: Huh? One of the arbiters of fashion of Lodi, 0., shows a voluminous gar- HIS BAD BREAK Son of President Grant, who is charged With using indiscreet words at a banquet. He denies in tention, but is threatened with court-martial. The following is what he said at a G. A. It. banquet at Philadelphia Feb. 22, on the San Francisco Jap trouble: GEN. FREDERICK D. GRANT. "I am sorry that the time has come when the president of the United States has to talk and argue with the indicted mayor of a city as to whether or not the United States will carry out the provisions of a treaty with another country. I do not believe such a thing would have happened between the 4th Ol March, 1873, aud the 4th of March, 1877." The Press Is tne only pennj pa per In tho Inland Empire. — SPOKANE PRESS, SATURDAY, MARCH 2,1907. ment cut out with a circular saw and made flaring in the outskirts, like a gas well. By a vote of ad mission coupons it has been named "The Fat Man's Delight." Here is a somewhat feeble conception of it: striking designs from Cohas.-et, Barbourvllle, Ky., Red Key., Ind.. and Comal, Tex ( are ever adopted, the future Beau Brummel ought to look something like this: No account of the convention is complete without mention of the facetious little bon mot which has been passed round like a sample of serge. It Is: "What is the answer to a tailor's goose? Solution —A hot bird." TELEGRAPH TIPS The house on final vote yester day killed the entire ship subsidy bill by a vote of 131 to 162. Engineer Shepard and five Aus tralians were killed iti a head-on collision near New Castle, Wyom ing. The senate yesterday adopted the conference report on tho post office, appropriation bill, the house agreeing to senate amendments. A train carrying the members of company P., of the Second regi ment, was wrecked near Waterbary Conn, at 1 o'clock last night. Two TUCSON IS OLDEST CITY BY C. H. TAVENNER. TUCSON, Ariz., March 2.—Be sides being first In adobe and first in population among Arizona cities. Tucson is now claiming to be tht oldest European settlement in North America. Whether or not this claim is well founded, it is evident that Tucson, with its narrow, crooked, dusty business streets and one-story mud shops, has been neglected in his tory. "Treasure Land," a valuable vol ume on Arizona, maintains that this city, still rich in ancient plc turesqueness, is older than either of tbe two contestants for first honors —Santa Fe and St. Augustine. The author's statement In this connec tion is interesting. He says: "Conceeding Santa Fe's claim of 1005, and also paying due venera tion to the antiquity of St. Augus tine, we claim priority for Tucson. According, to authentic records Marcos de Niza and the negro, Es tevenlco, explored the Santa Cruz valley and the Gila settlements. He made such a wonderful report on the country, which he swore to, that the question of establishing a set tlement in that sectivu was serious- engineers, Wm. fisher and Norton, and two firemen were killed. W. J. Bewail, former manager of the Potlatch Lumber Co., and mem ber of the council of Pendleton, Ore., was yesterday brought back to that place from San Francesco by Sheriff Taylor on a charge of having embezzled $10,000 from the Potlatch company. A Santa Fe excursion train, carrying a heavy load of passen gers from the east, ran through an open switch at Colton, Cal., yester day afternoon, killing a Jap, fatally injuring the fireman and more or less seriously injuring about 30 passengers. A special meeting of the Butte miners has been called for next Wednesday evening to adjust the wage scale in a way that it will meet more with the favor of the managers. Not less than $4 a day will be asked for skilled labor, while the shaft men will demand $4.50. ASKS RECEIVER FOR MRS. EDDY CONCORD, N. H.. March 2.— G. W. Clover, son of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, has started suit here to com pel an accounting of his mother's properly, alleging that she is too enfeebled by ago to manage her own interests. C. A. Frye, Mrs. Eddy's secretary; L. G. Strang, as sistant secretary; Herman Spring er, first reader of the Concord Christian Science church; Alfred Karlow. and other trustees cf the church are named as defendants. Glover alleges that he visited his mother in January and found her unable to transact business. No specific charge of misappropriation is made, the plaintiff asking for an accounting and restitution if it is found that discrepancies exist, and appointment of a receiver. He al leges that he has been able only lately to learn from personal ob servation the real state of his mother's health. The Christian Science trustees deny any reason for the suit. Em inent counsel have been retained for both sides. TO REFORM COOK HOUSE. Sanders & Potter, who have the contract for building the Craves dam at Nine Mile bridge, took a force of cooks and kitchen help to that camp from Grand Forks. R (\ yeßterday. Heretofore the feed ing of the men has been iv the bauds of uninterested conditions have become so bad from poor management tha! it was becoming difficult to keep men there. BUSSE FOR MAYOR. CHICAGO, March 2.—Postmaster Busse was nominated for mayor to day. His platform urges the peo ple to adopt the traction ordinances conferring franchises referring to the city for purchase and to share in the profits. iy considered, and In 1552 the mat ter was reported favorably and the settlement ordered established." The proof of this is said to be contained in a stained aud time worn document, written on vellum, signed by his Catholic majesty, Charles I of Spain, and V of Ger many, the successor of Ferdinand and Isabelle, the patrons of Colum bus, and countersigned by the Vice roy of Mexico. The document, which is in the fair, round hand of Marcos de Niza, was only discovered recently among the relics of the ancient mission, San Xavier del Bac, nine miles south of here, and was for warded for safekeeping to the li brarian at Washington, in whose custody It now is, or ought to be. The date of the vellum is 1552, and, allowing three years for good meas ure, the date of Tucson's settle ment would be 1555, at which time St Augustine was merely a strip Of coast line and Santa Fe but a prairie dt-g village. JEROME'S WITNESS MAN HE SENT TO PRISON NEW YORK, March 2.—Never was a stranger spectacle presented in a New York court that In the Thaw trial when Jerome placed Abe Hummel on the stand as his principal witness —the man he sent to Sing-Sing for conspiracy and against whom he has secured the return of another indictment charging subornation of perjury. Jerome usually works in a mys terious way his wonders to per form, but the introduction of the unctuous convict to controvert the testimony of the frail girl who has sacrificed her character, and, according to the prosecution, even her honesty to save her husband, is accepted as the most curious novelty of a trial remarkable in all respects. Hummel's appearance on the stand immediately succeeded that of the woman whom he was called to drag Into the meshes of the same sort of a crime that sent him to a felon's cell. The con trast between the two was ex- Lessons From Ping By B. SWIFT Why do you take eight strokes to make a letter? The logical letter is one stroke. The tongue takes one stroke to make a sound. The pen should do the same. Think on It—are you not wasting seven eights of your time every time you write a letter? Is not your boy wasting seven-eights of his time when lie learns to write. One stroke is learned in one eighth of the time that eight strokes are. Is is Illogical not to write as rapidly as the speaker speaks, MASON & HAMLIN IVERS & POND KURTZMANN KROEGER CAPEN KOHLER & CAMPBELL And other good pianos at rea sonable priceß. The LAUTER PLAYER PIANO MASON & HAMLIN REED AND PIPE ORGANS. D. L. BOWERS, Manager Heath Block, 23 Monroe Street. Louie Ender, founder of the famous Ender Metal Shields for bottoms of doors. Over one liillf million in use In two states. They will last a lifetime and preserve the doors from leaks, warps and binding at the bot tom, besides excluding the cold winds, dust and rain. We have everybody to refer to that have them in use. They all claim that they would not do without them for 20 times their cost. Carpenters, contractors and builders, please investigate. Prices, each (placed on doors): Galvanized facing f 1.25; copper facing $2.50; nickel facing 14.00. Spokane Weather Strip Co. OFFICE 419-20 JAMIESON BLK Phone 5245. Everything pertaining to the Jewelry Business finished in first class workmanship. Sartori (EL Glasgow MANUFACTURING JEWELERS Rooms 217-18 Green Block, 418 Riverside Aye., Spokane, Wash. Telephone Main 1756 "John D. Rockefeller's represen tatlve declares his income is nol more than $20,000,000 a year." "Humph. Working the sympathy racket." treme. For all the admissions which have been forced from her by Jerome's clever questioning, Evelyn Thaw still retains her deli cate, innocent air, foreign as can be imagined from the vicious at mosphere through which she flut tered. Hummel, on the other hand, shows all the characteristics of the criminal career which he is ex piating. His term in prison has not improved the unpleasant aspect of his features. WHite's Hotel and Restaurant CORNER SPRAGUE AVENUE AND STEVENS STREET. We tempt and satisfy the most fastidious and can please you, as we have pleased thousands of others who have dined at our hostelry. Our one aim is to please and satisfy, and to have you call again. Our steaks, chops, shell fish, fish and oysters are the best obtainable, and tho freshest the market affords. Prompt and reliable service, courteous treatment is the rule at White's Hotel and Restaurant Is a leader and speaks for Itself. Served steaming hot be tween 11:30 and 2, for 25 cents. Try it every week day and you'll call again. JOSEPH A. WHITE. Easy Money Can bo made by Investing in real estate, the safest of all investments. The way to get ahead if you work for wages is to make your wages work for you. Buy a lot in HILLYARD whom property values are low but are rising rapidly. You're sure to make money. Close in lots $100 and $150; $10 cash and $5 a month. ArtHur D. Jones & Co. Empire State Bldg., Spokane. Phone 665. Crown and Westfall Streets, Hillyard. Phone 6238. A. voiding' the Risks If you wish to avoid the risks and annoyances of loaning money and are satisfied with a moderate rate of interest, place your funds in this bank. Northwest Loan S Trust Co. GRANITE BLOCK 1312 SECOND AY. W VyL/ Phone MAIN 2493 The Lowest Prices. Prompt Service, Well Seanoned Fir and Tamarack. management Coeur d'Alene Wood Yard °- 8 2SE: Port Wine In the Wood Full Quart $1 $1.25 $1.50 $2 10c a Glass DURKIN'S TWO SfORES 121 Howard St, and Durkin's Corner and Sprague Ays, Baumar's Grill and Oyster Grotto OUR SPEClALTY—Merchants Lunch at 26c; can't be excelled In the city. French dinner every Sunday, 5 to 8, 75c, including wine. Watson Drug Co. Has one of the nicest prescription room and laboratories at their new location to be found In the state. They will be glad to show you. Call and see them. 233 Riverside ay. OUR MERCHANTS' LUNCH Imported 915 Sprague Aye.