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DEMOCRATS TO RATIFY THE PRIMARY I The democratic city central com mittee met In the municipal court room !a*t night and concluded that the direct primary is the thing they went. Thomas Maloney brought up a knotty point under the new law In regard to nominating committee! men. No declarations are filed for these places and the result is no one is formally listed for commit-J lee choice. Maloney proposed that lists of those willing to serve he secured and posted in each precinct' in order to form a basis for voting' for new committee men. The central committee last night gave the executive commit tee power to call a ratification meeting after the primaries and to appoint three new committee men for the new precincts. The execu tive committee comprises Frank P. Hogan. Thomas Maloney, James Oeraghty and H. B. Merritt. The old line democrats wanted a convention before the primaries so as to settle upon some platform. The sense of the meeting, however, was that tinder the direct primary system, every candidate has his own platform. When the executive committee calls the ratification convention after the primaries, a platform will be constructed. It was decided to instill in the breasts of democrats the idea that preclnd men must get together and settle upon the committee men wanted, as spaces will be left on the ballots for their nomination. These will afterward make up the ratification convention and will take the place of the delegates in the Old system. JAGGED ORATOR GIVES DEMOCRATS ADVICE Some good comedy was Involun tarily put on last night at the democratic central committee meet ing. A stranger rolled in early in the game with about a three quarter cargo of "wet goods." Things were just about ready for adjournment when the befizzled wayfarer arose and after mention ing that lie was one of the pioneers who had blazed the way—he didn't say which way—and that he was likewise a democrat, he began a noise that probably appeared to him like a Speech. Commissioner O'Brien arose while the stranger's oratorical efforts were at flood) ide and omved for adjournment. Tbe motion was seconded and carried and everyone walked out. leaving the stranger gesticulating with drunken gravity to the ujstlce bench and other pieces of furni ture. WANTS NEW MAINS Commissioner Roy, head of the ■water department, yesterday after noon sent a communication to the finance committee of the city coun cil, asking its endorsement of a plan to appropriate 118,016 for building new mains in Lidgerwood park. Water from tbe new system was tinned in the old pipes a few days ago and they burst. These old pipes have been In service Hi years. Roy recommends that kaolin pipes be put in. The finance committee will present Roy's proposition to the council tonight. MILLS START AT PORTLAND PORTLAND. Ore.. March 26.— ■killed labor in the sawmills has re turned to work and enough men procured to Start the plan's. It Is believed the strike is ended. Said Wit to Wisdom— "A full stomach makes a light heart." Said Wisdom to Wit— Uneeda Biscuit in dust tight. /ZC moisture proof packages. & M NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY MOORE TALKS TO MEN'S CLUB C. Herbert Moore, republican candidate tor mayor subjecl to the primary, addressed the Men's cluh of the Jefferson st. M. K. church last evening on the subject of city administration. He endorsed the direct primary as a move in the di rection of clean politics and urged a full registration for the coining election. Mr. Moore argued that integrity and ability are tho quali fications candidates should be judged by. He also favored strict er police regulations in this city. SNOW HOUSE A GRAVE I FOR IWO BOYS NEW YORK, Match 20.—One of the most remarkable fatalities of the winter was the one in which John and Edward Mears, boys, met their fate. Tlie lads had built a snow house by piling wet snow against a fence and then digging out the interior They were inside passing out snow to other boys, who were taking it away. The Mi ais lad had exca vated to the fence, when those out side saw the ma-is begin crumbling. Tin i 1 cries of warning were toe. late Thf heavy snow collapsed up on the two boys and when they Were dug out they were dead, hav ing suffocated. JEROME ON THEIR TRAIL. NEW YORK. March 28.—Jerome and the police commissioners hnvr begun an investigation of the Pa trolmen's Benevolent association. Under the guise of a "mortuary fund" it is reported the policemen have been assesed at total |125,000 for the purpose of influencing legis lation they are interested In. UPHOLDS LIABILITY LAW. MACON. Oa.. March 26. -An other federal court decision uphold ing the employers' liability act was rendered in this city by Judge Speer in suit against a railroad. Tliis makes 3 judges who have sus tained the law to 2 who held it unconstitutional. Judge Hanford of Washington, is one of the former. CUSHMAN FOR HERMANN WASHINGTON. D. C. March 26. Representative Francis Cushman, of Washington, teslified to the good character of Binger Hermann, on trial for destroying copy books while land commissioner. S. A. I). Puter, on redirect examination, said in several deals prior to his in dictment he was paid |5,000, some of which Senator Mitchell got when he came to Washington seek ing aid In pressing claims before the department. EMPLOYMENT OFFICE KICK H. Williams reported to the po lice this morning that the Seandia- American Employment Co. had charged him $1 for a Job at St John. He was told that the train left at 8 o'clock this morning. He learned afterward that tbe train had left at 7. Then the agent wanted to send him somewhere else. He also says they won't pay bach the money. DIES BENEATH WHEELS WENATCHEE. March 26 -Los ing his grip while riding on a freight train In the mountains. Joseph Graham, of Denver, fell be neath the wheels and was cut to pieces. —' FIND SACK OF HUMAN BONES MILTON, Ore., March 26.—Two skeletons in a sack stowed away in the loft of a deserted farmhouse has been found near here. There was only one skull among the bones. Officers are investigating. THE BINGER HERMANN CASE Special Ct'.TtKpoiidence to The Freer WASHINGTON. March 25 —The government's prosecuting officers are trying hard to send to jail Bin ger Hermann, ex-commissioner ofi public lands, and member of con gress from Oregon. Besides the case which has been on trial in Washington. D. C. there are indict ments and prosecutions waiting for him at home. Hermann is one of half a dozen prominent men charged with con spiracy to defraud the government, and Hermann is the only big fish that has so far escaped the net. The conspiracy of which Her mann is accused is said to have been entered into while Hermann was commissioner of lands. It is alleged that through the influence of Senator Mitchell, who was to be paid $50(t for his services, certain lands iv Northwest Oregon were to be set aside as a forest reserve, to be known as the Blue Mountain for est reserve. Surveyor General Mel drum with one Corenson. Mitchell and others were to be given ad vantage of this advance information to get possession Of the school land sections. By paying $1.25 an acre and getting some person to sign a "release of a right to purchase" Bits o' News Room 2 of the Minnesota house was entered by a sneak thief last night ami a (heap watch and some small change was stolen. Mis. .1. T. Onto. 403 Sixtli ay., will entertain the ladies of the North Side chapter of the First Presbyterian church Thursday af ternoon. Thomas Trant, who appealed to th" city police department about a week ago for protection against ghosts, was committed to the in sane asylum by .lodge Sullivan. The meeting announced by the New Thought league for tonight lias been postponed till April !». when it will be held in the league rooms of the Auditorium building. The Ladies' Aid society of tho Corbin Park Congregational church will meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Alts. John D. Jones, 4:13 Cleveland ay. The Spokane branch of the Slot pels of ihe World will meet to night to make final arrangements for tbe banquet they will give at the Hotel Spokane Friday evening. Old settlers comprising the Spo kane County Pioneers' association will hod their 11th annual meeting April 2 in Justice Stocker's court room at the court house. A picnic will follow the business session. Prank Hockenberry and Klmer Smith, two IT year old boys, were arrested by Patrolman Lister this morning and charged with stealing syphon bottles. The boys had sacks filled with bottles and junk. Arrangements are being made by the 150,000 eluli for a mass meet ing in the high school auditorium April 10 at which Congressman Wesley L. Jones will speak upon the work of congress for eastern Washington Interests. Hey. B. Russell Nance, the Pres byterian evangelist who bM been at work in this city for nearly three months, addressed his farewell sermon to a large audience In Cen tenary Presbyterian church last night. A reception will be given him at Bethel church tonight. A committee of Methodist min isters consisting of Revs. Brown, Kimball and Durbahm, has formal ly decided thai the "gift of ton gues'' excitement at the City mis sion is merely a delusion. The dis turbance was never deemed any thing else except by the Spokane Chronicle. Patrolman Bunker yesterday ar rested A. H. Mitchell, age 17, and booked him at the police station for larceny. The boy was trying to pawn a watch which had been stolen from J. E. Jones' room in the Montvale block. Joe Young and Mike Ring left this morning for the Pease River country In Rrltish Columbia. They will mine for placer gold. TRIBUTE TO THE DEPARTED The following memorial ha? been adopted by the directors of (be Interstate fair: Resolved, thai In the death of Mr. Ham (!. Btlmmel, our late di rector, this association lias sustain ed a great und Irreparable loss. By his ability, generosity and de VOtion to the public interests of Spokane, he has been of great value to the community. His friends and associates will feel very greatly the loss of his whole-souled com pany and his able cooperation in both social and business pursuits. This board wishes to express to h.s family its profound sympathy in their bereavement. D. L. Huntington. R. V. Cartler Van Dissel, D. T Ham The Press Is the only pennj pa per in the Inland Empire. — SPOKANE PRESS, TUISDAY, MARCH 26,1907. these lands could he corralled by the conspirators before anyone sus pected what was to happen. Then as soon as the reserve was created the government would issue "ileu land scrip" for these lands, giving their holders a right to take In lieu of these lands any other public lands outside the reserve. The profit was to come from lo cating on valuable timber lands with the lieu scrip. It is figured that the men in the deal were to clear 1750,000. What first aroused suspicions of Secretary Hitchcock was the ac cidental discovery that a special agent of the department named J S. Holsingec bail made a report showing up land frauds and that Hermann had held up that report for more than a month. "Your resignation is requested." said the secretary. Hermann secured a short delay, and during that time it is alleged he destroyed "o letter books which contained traces of the conspiracy. Senator Mitchell was convicted, but died before sentence was exe cuted. Hermann has claimed right along that he was persecuted. He is put ting up a hard fight. WANTS $10,000 FOR HOSPITAL Ten thousand dollars for new buildings at the isolation hospital is asked by the board of health in a communication today addressed to the city council. The board wants the city to appropriate the money for needed enlargement to the present quarters. During the past winter the isolation hospital has been crowded and with tht growth of the city it is expected that next year the quarters will be entirely inadequate. The board also asks the council to change the health onlinance with relation to the payment' of nurses. The present ordinance stipulates the employment of nurses at $2.."50 a day. The board wants the amount to be paid left to its discretion, using for argument the fact that competent nurses will not work for $2.r>o a day on small pox cases. WASHINGTON, 1). C, March 26. —By direction of the president. Secretary Hitchcock has issued an order against fencing public land and instructing agents to vigorous ly prosecute violations. TRENTON, X. J.. March 26.— Judgment for $1,134,748 was record ed in the supreme court against the Pennsylvania road, owing to failure to obey an order of the chief justice to pay one-half of 1 pet cent tax under the Perkins law. BLACK&WHffi: '^.HAT SHOP ;., K > EVERY MAN should have an up to date cap or two. They are the only thing for out-door sports and cloudy weather. See show window for fhe new styles. S8 HOWARD WALL PAPER PAINTS. VARNISH OILS. ETC. We are now open for business and are prepared lo give yon the best at the lowest figure Keniember, we are in the low rent district. R. Zimmerman Phone 3992. 01715 Monroe Get a Kodak Don't let another spring go by without a camera. You need one. From $1.00 up. Jones ® Lovejoy 719 RIVERSIDE AYE. WATCHING THE PUGH WING "Watch the Pughs for the next 24 hours" is the instruction given every morning by democratic lead jers to committee men. Sudden | Pugh moves in favor of W. J. j Doust for the republican nomina tion for mayor before the direct | primary are hourly expected. The i suspicion has gone forth that the Pughs, on account of their control of the court house machinery, will try to beguile the "tenderloin" sup- J port from the democrats by threats |and duress. The Pugh wing is op j posed to C. Herbert Moore on an- I other score. Mr. Moore as foreman of the so-called grand jury indict jed E. E. Irwin, county treasurer, I and Robert Koontz, county clerk. lon the charge of taking campaign j assessments from their deputies, i The republicans today are split wide open with the court house ring against the field. Registration has now passed the 10,000 mark and today has fallen off considerably. There remain 1!> days yet and it is expected that in that time the books will show con siderably more than 12.000. SALOONMAN IN TROUBLE. Detective Briley yesterday after noon arrested R. C. Boyd, a saloon man of Pueblo. Col., on complaint of C. C. Dempsey, hotel man. who said Boyd had sold him three whis key certificates for $140, part of which was paid over in cash. Demp sey communicated with the Old Sam'l Galland, Pres. Henry Boesman, Secy. The Granite Safety Deposit Co. Open for Business WE INVITE YOUR INSPECTION OF OUR Massive Vaults Constructed by the Diebold Safe & Lock Co. Absolutely Fire and Burglar Proof. Basement of Granite Block, Riverside and Washington CUT DOWN Household Expenses Every owner of record of 50 or more shares of stock in the Pacific Thoroughbred Poultry Co. acquires therewith the privilege to buy eggs, Iressed poultry., etc., from the company at the jame price asked wholesale dealers. OPENING PRICE A SHARE FOR STOCK IN THE PACIFIC THOROUGHBRED POULTRY CO. FIFTY SHARES COST ONLY $5 TEN DOLLARS BUYS 100 SHARES rhe stock is selling fast. Better get yours today. Call on or Address Pacific Thoroughbred Poultry Co. Dr. J. T. Guerin, President Manager. >03 304 Columbia Building, Corner Ist Aye. and Howard St., Spokane, Wash. Office cpen even ngs 7 ti 9p. m. v\e:k days. Sundays from 10 a. m. ta 1 p. m. Telephone 2515. Times Distillery Co. in Kentucky and ascertained that Boyd had not yet paid for the firewater. The charge is obtaining money under false pretenses. PRINTERS GOT READY FOR TROUBLE GOLDFIELD, Nev„ March 236 — Setting type and making up a news paper with guns in handy reach is the experience the printers on the Chronicle of this city have gone through during the recent Indus trial Workers of the World excite ment. The workers declared a boy cott on the paper and ordered the printers to leave town. Instead of complying the printers organized for trouble and prepared a warm re ception for anybody that invited it. They are still getting out the paper. JURGEN'S Grocery Company Cash is King. Quality Is Queen. SPECIALS Old Dutch Cleanser, 3 for. .25c Soap. Mascot. 8 for 25c Brooms, each 30c Lamp Chimneys, No. 1 or No. 2. each 10c Farina. 2 pkgs for 25c Egg-o-See, each 10c Ammonia, bottle 10c Blueing, bottle 10c Call us up. We deliver. 905 Sprague. Phone 122. THE RITE OF RITING RIGHT 3y B. WRIGHT. Origin of the Seven The letirnhig of shorthand lias been an achievement accomplished only by the few. These ingenious ones have recognised the economy that it lias offered and have been awake to the faults of the old script sys tem. As a result, over sixty systems of short hand have been devised. With all their faults tliese systems have done this: they have proven beyond a shadow of doubt that shorthand is, practical and is a necessity. Each of these sys tems had its faults. Each had its points of merit. The work of the SEVEN parliamentary reporters in London was to extract the good from the bad from all systems. Chicago Educator Comments On this they worked for several years and their efforts were crowned by having not simply the most rapid, simple and legible shorthand, but one of which a prominent Chicago educator recently exclaimed, "So-simple! So easy! The child should learn it before he does the long hand, and soon we will all be writing it." Basis of Her Opinion This educator knew of what she was speak ing. The picture was not too rosy. To the one who has not investigated it seems too good to believe that throughout the child's whole school course he will he able to write as fast as the teacher dictates, which is about eight times faster than he now writes. In other words, seven-eighths of the time that he now uses while writing in school will he saved by him. If, therefore, any perchance not understanding has been offended by the placards about town — Mellican Kid Great Big Foolie alie timee go to schoole," we here extract any such feeling, for we did not mean that he was foolish for going to school, but we wished to set yon thinking upon the fact that it was fool ish for the hoy to go to school so long. In other words, that by properly beginning he might save seven eight hs of his writing time in school. It was put in that ambiguous way for the ex press purpose of attracting attention and stir ring up thought. The Chopped Up X Many who have been watching the picture of the irate Chinaman, who says, "Me chop Melli can X," have in fact chopped or analyzed X in t.O the eight strokes which are used to make it. If you have not done so, just try it now. There is the up stroke. The-circle at the top. The down stroke 4 . Then the short up stroke. Tho stroke coming to the body of this. The stroke from there down to the base line. The circle at the base line and then the last or finishing stroke. Is there any reason why these eight strokes should be taken. The logical letter is one stroke. It reminds mo of The Story of the Wolf Have you ever watched a dog when he goei to He down? He will spot tlio place and then turn around it two or three times, Why does he do it? The theory advanced is that because in ages past his ancestor, tho wolf, who roamed the plains, did so to lay the grass In proper shape for a bed. The dog does not have to do so now, hut lie does II just because his fathers did. "There is likewise no reason why a man should whirl eight limes around a "k" while making il. He does It Just because way back in the ages a letter was a picture of a thing and people have been ever since trying to imitate thai picture. Thai is the reason shorthands have sprung up. II was Ihe cry of science for economy. Have you ever wondered why your hoy becomes so poor a writer when he gets into high school? The tongue takes one stroke to make a sound. The pencil takes six. He tries to make the pen ell keep up with the tongue and his writing came out In about the same shape as did the Dago who hitched him- self to the back of the North Coast Limited. There are 121 Strokes in the Longhand alphabet. There are only 2f> letters; one stroke to the letter is the natural, logical and only proper way. For the purpose of aiding in showing this and fixing in the memory the shorthand alphabet the SEVEN SHORT HAND COLLEGE, with temporary offices at 714 River side, lias thickened certain parts of the script alphabet to show that the shorthand alphabet is a part and only a part of that alphabet, The college would be delighted to ' have you examine this. In other words we mean to show that Shorthand is the Kernel; the Rest the Chaff which It has threshed off and thrown away. There are many things about shorthand, however, which the time is not ripe to teach the children, at least at the beginning. Koi instance, there Is in reality no c sound. Soft c Is s and hard c Is I<. They are taught al the beginning to spell words jnst as they spell them now. They are taught Ihe full alphabet. While the teacher Is wrong and the child is right WhSU the child gels whipped for spell ing "cat" "k-a-t," yet In these points it is Inadvisable to break away from the past. While all shorthand reporters spell cat. k-a-t, we teach the child to spell It cat. He Is also taught to write the vowels whether sounded or not. Litter on those who go in for a special course of swift writing are taught to drop the unsounded vowels and are taught all the shortcuts "f all shorlhnnds. Older pupils who come to the college are like wise taught the swiftest principles first. "SEVEN" SHORTHAND COLLEGE INCORPORATED 714 RIVERSIDE AVENUE.