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Published Every Evening Except Sunday
By the Spokan c Newspaper Co.
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year. No free copies
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pires is on the address 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 fail to receive their copy of The Press before
6:30 o'clock p. m. will confer a favor by reporting such to Main 375.
616 Front Avenue.
Telephone Main 375.
fros'ifflce Box 4.
f The Treadwell mine is the greatest gold mine in the
•World. It is situated on an island in the Pacific, off the
coa.st of Alaska, and consists of a mountain of low-grade
ore from which thousands of stamps pound out gold, gold,
gold year iv and year out. It has made millionaires and
multimillionaires, and will keep on doing so for genera
The island is tlie Treadwell, and nothing else. It is a
little state within itself. The miners are altogether at the
mercy of the company, and the company, in tlie absence
of troops, at the mercy of the miners. Tlie situation is
one which would seem to call for great efforts on the part
of the company to maintain a good understanding with
the men. and to eliminate grievances.
But a few days ago the cable brought the word to
[Washington from the Treadwell, "Men on strike! Dyna
mite stolen! Send troops! Most of the strikers are for
eigners and unable to either speak or understand
The reader may be presumed to have no knowledge of
'the situation. But this telegram reveals enough. Wher
ever men who are unable to understand English are mass
ed on great jobs the history of the previous struggle for
cheaper and cheaper men is revealed. The employer has
lost sight of the fact that the laborer is a human being
helping another human being. The employer figures labor
into the problem exactly as he figures coal —something
that does work in being consumed. So he gets the labor
that will burn up to the best advantage. When you use
tip a man, lie figures, you should pick the man that needs
ihe least in the way of food, clothing, amusement, life as
a whole. If he lives in any broad sense, he has to have
.wages on which to live. Therefore, get the poorest Ital
ians, Poles, Huns, Sikhs, Mongolians. They will live on
nothing except food and rags of clothing. Their standard
of living is so low that it embraces the eating and drink
ing of things that an American workingman would vomit
at. Hence, they can and will accept low wages —and divi
dends will be higher.
The American workingman, with an adequate stand
ard of living, understands English. Wherever great
bodies of laborers are found who do not understand Eng
lish, it is proof that in the effort to get cheap labor em
ployers have forgotten the the proper standard of living
for their men. and have picked them as machines, and not
as men.
But the time comes when the coolie, the ryot, the de
humanized peasant becomes human. He lets his sense of
real or fancied wrongs smolder. His employer does not
speak his language, and knows him only as a human ma
chine wearing out at a profit, carried on the books by
name, a thing, not a man. So they cannot get together.
!And when the human nature of the human machine
awakes, it comes forth fierce, reasonless, destructive, por
tentous, sinister, immitigable unhuman. And then comes
the call for troopes, and the cry to Washington for help.
The burning heap of men have set fire to their surround
ings. A conflagration is started that may spread, no one
knows how far.
This does not mean the Treadwell alone nor particular
ly. It means the whole industrial system of manning mine
and factory with machines in the form of men . Employers
should remember that industry is co-operation. Tlie man
who wields a pick <>r shovel does it through the agency of
a brain, and back of the brain is a soul. The great indus
tries of this count l ies may have the power to crowd down
wages to the European and Asiatic limit; but they should
remember that during the process the most powerfully ex
plosive and destructive forces will be generated—and that
even their success will be their eventual ruin. No indus
try can be permanently and truly successful on an Asiatic
standard of living.
Baby Gets $50,000
Father Gets Baby
•pecUl Oorreipoudeuci) to The Praia
RTTSBURG, Pa., June 13.—
Peach alley, in "Little Jerusalem,"
bas been in a state of nervous ex-
•itement for several days, because
little Hosle Sheffler, daughter of
Haiman Sheffler, lobacroa "bunch
er," has fallen heir to 150,000.
When Haiman was Informed of
•he child's luck he was making
Pittsburg stogies in his little shop,
j Am excited, chattering delegation ol
neighbors shouted to him from the
street. Haiman's pallid face grew
even whiter, for he thought t;;ey
were going to mob him, and he
His brother, holding a telegram
In his hand, told Haiman the good
news, when he had recovered.
".My baby's got a lot o' money?"
he asked, faintly; "from who?"
"From Mrs. Sehaeffer; she died,
leaving all her money to Rosie,"
answered the brother.
iiainian hurriedly packed a little
satchel, and with his 16 year old
daughter Sallie Started to Memphis.
He gave this explanation:
"Yettit, my wife, died, and I gave
the baby to my brother Adolph and
his wife. Adolph changed his name
to Sehaeffer. He got rich and died
about three years ago, Then I
fought hard to get my baby back,
iv the courts, but 1 could not.
Then I wrote to President Roose
velt, and I got a letter back, telling
me the best place for the baby was
with its foster moteh. All right;
so I don't have my Rosie. Now
Mrs. Schaeffer is dead, aud Rosie is
rich, and I will get her once more."
Prof." G7 TutonlelloT "Italian" artisT
graduated at college in Italia.
String and wind instruments in
structor. Perfection in music,
theoretical and practical. 156
S. Vine ut. Phone DO 12.
Entered at Spokane,
Wash., as Second
Class Matter.
Followed chief and thick assistant on reconnotter —Entered jungle numerously infested by forbidden
earth-brutes and animated forms of nightmare aspect—At sight of same, chief displayed extra area of
gleaming teeth and went through motions indicating keen delight—Thick assistant was greatly impress
ed, but did not lose consciousness.
P. S.—Noticed signs of life on distant hill—Will investigate. SKYGACK.
Col. Stewart Jarred Their Soft Sensibilities
and It's Rattlesnakes and Desert for Him.
That he once had a quarrel with a plumber.
That he once found it inconvenient to loan his house to an
officer for a wedding.
That he is too strict with men under his command.
That he is "temperamentally unfit" to command.
That he has had quarrels with fellow officers and civilians.
That he wants to be a brigadier-general. :
That he is a "nuisance."
Son of Col. "Joe" Stewart and born in a fort.
Entered army at 17 as a commissioned officer. I
Brevetted to a captaincy for gallantry in a two days' action
with Indians at Clearwater, Idaho.
Recommended for medal of honor by Gen. Marcus Miller.
Saw service against the fierce Nez Perces and Bannocks.
From Alaska to Cuba has reputation of stickler for strict dis
cipline and careful observance of regulations.
Saw hard service in Cuba during war.
Has spent 42 continuous years in coast artillery service.
Never had a snap job in Washington.
Has given two sons to American military service.
Is second in rang among colonels of coast artillery corps.
Is fifth in point of length of active service in the army.
Banishment to deserted and ungarrisoned desert fort and order
ed to end his official days there —three years and eight
FORT GRANT, Ariz., June 23.—
Further than to admit that he has
had differences of opinion with of
ficers stationed in the war depart
ment, Col. WlB. F. Stewart, the
Roosevelt-Taft Fort Grant exile, de
clines to discuss the causes of of
ficial enmity toward him. To do
so might be construed by his per
secutors as a breach of the army
code, and It requires no hard guess
ing to fix the time it would take to
eourtmartial the old officer aud
fling him, entirely discredited, from
the service.
There's a possibility, however,
that public opinion might intervene
and save the American martyr of
official prejudice —at least until aft
er election.
But from sources entirely re
moved from Col. Stewart I have his
side of the story, and, Ui view of
the insupportable stand of the com
mander-in-chief of the army and the
fact that three times has the war
department bad opportunity to con
vict and oust the colonel If any
charge worth the penalty existed.
there is no choice but to accept
this story as the truth.
Col. Stewart Incurred the person
al dislike of the "rocking chair bri
gade" at Washington years ago and
has been the subject of official dis
pleasure for a long time. He is un
fortunate of disposition in that ho
can't draw very fine distinctions be
tween the West Pointer and the
officer from the rangs when it
comes to business; the social side
of army life he has always subor
dinated to the business side; he
ha always preferred Held experi
ence to excitement Incident to club
■ life. I ,
He has not been chasing! snap
Jobs In the department and hast had
'none. To enter some of the Aban
doned houaes at the fort hefe we
had to climb through windows The
old colonel was as agile as a] boy.
He only weighs 135 pounds and he
is happier In khaki than gold! lace.
But the colonel has been i very
"tactless." In days agone hi has
not always evinced idolizing ifcganl
for the officer who jumps sldjewl.se
at the crack of a rifle or who* puffs
up a bill, or who rides a horse like
a feather bed. And foolish, stupid
Col. Stewart has permitted himself
to be amused at his rocking chair
friends and jibe them now and
If there's anything more than he
has done improperly, except to car
ry bighorn fighting spirit into pri
vate nTe- and oppose injustice
where he saw it, the writer has fail
ed to discover it in a very pains
taking Investigation.
A glimpse at the power of the
chalr-flllers in Washington, who, by
the way, have to date discovered no
means of adeqately manning the
ancient forts of the Pacific coast for
possible defensive action against
the Japs, should they come along
next month or year, a glimpse of
their power may be had from cer
tain significant phases of this inci
Mrs. Stewart and her daughter
and Col. Stewart's brother, a San
Francisco lawyer, succeeded early
in April In attracting some public
attention to the colonel's unhappy
assignment to Fort Grant.
Mrs. Stewart had repeatedly re
quested an audience with Roose
velt or Taft, or both, and their
doors were closed to her, but she
continued to lay the case before
public men in Washington until the
banishment case reached the public
Mr. Taft happened to call at the
war department one day, there be
ing a political lull, and suddenly
Col. Stewart received an order to
report at St. Francis barracks, St.
Augustine, Fla., another abandoned
fort, but with fewer rattlers and
less alkali.
The old officer was delighted at
I his change, following, as it did,
seven months of Arizona exile. He
arrived at St. Augustine, April 29,
in tlie morning. At G p. m. that
night he received a telegram from
the war department ordering his
immediate return to Fort Grant,
aud he came back, arriving here on
May 8.
Sec. Taft was not in Washington,
It is said, when the return order
was sent to St. Augustine.
These facts seem clear: That
j the colonel Is sound of body afid
mind and therefore not subject to
the familiar method of disposing of
"unpopular men," disability inci
dent to the service."
But he must be punished for —
oh, weighing only 138 pounds at the
age of 59, perhaps.
There was nothing upon which
to bring a eourtmartial.
But he must be punißhed—-oh, for
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Cooking Utensils and Other Things for Camp Use
Solid metal handle steel knives and forks, pair 10c
Retinned tin spoons, table and tea size, each lc
Metal salt and pepper shakers; nickel plated, each 5c
Two-quart tin coffee and tea pots, each , 15c
One-pint tin straight drinking cups, each , 3c
10-quart tin water pails, at, each 15c
White enameled flaring drinking cup*; buy them at, each 15c
Blue enameled camp plates, white lined, each 12 l-2c
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being a fighting man and a poor
drinker, possibly.
The administration was enlisted
to the side of the generals who in
sisted that Stewart be punished.
Roosevelt never saw Stewart but
once and that just in passing, lie
admits that he acted on the "judg
ment" of generals in the depart
There was a fair chance for some
foxy political wag to bring out and
sustain the charge that Stewart had
been unfairly dealt with, If the St. i
Augustine order had not been re-'
scinded. The administration can
not do wrong on political years. |
Fort Gi ant may be buried deep j
enough in the desert to preclude
possibility of anyone going there to'
see, and exposing the wretched con
dition of tho exile.
(To be continued)
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