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SUITS INTO SIEGES A commission of doctors, consist ing of Drs. P. D. McCormack. C. S. Kalb and Harry S. Martin, appoint ed by Judge Sullivan on motion of the Washington Water Power Co., will mett tomorrow to make an ex pert examination of the injuries of Mrs. Joseph T. Koch, who is suing the company for $1,000 damages for personal injuries. Mrs. Koch fell from a W. W. P. car at the corner of Riverside ave nue and Rrowne streets last Sep tember and claims to have sustain ed injuries that have permanently crippled her and since rendered her unable to work at her regular call ing, that of selling silverware at $3 per day. The company interposed the us ual motion for an examination by 'three disinterested medical ex- perts for the purpose of enabling the defendant to acquire informa tion as to the nature and extent and probable duration of the in juries charged to have been sus tained and for the purpose of as certaining the physical conditions resulting therefrom:'' tbat such "exact and impartial evidence" will have great weight with the jury and that "such an examination will promote the ends of justice." All such affidavits for medical exami nations of damages suit claimants against the W. W. P. are usually signed by Harry Bleeker. secretary of the company. These medical examinations are part of a well laid plan of legal skirmishing by which the W. W. P. expects to wear out persons so un fortunate as to have to resort to the courts to collect damages for personal injuries. After the first examination it is possible that the company will turn up in court a few weeks later with another mo tion for a second medical examina tion "to promote the ends of jus tice." Then failing to secure the desired results a motion for an X ray examination will be the next step toward securing "justice." as viewed by the W. W. P. Co. If the claimant is not worn out by this time the case will then go to trial, there to face that other formidable weapon of the corporations, under existing laws, the motion to non suit. GOVERNORS ANXIOUS TO VISIT SPOKANE Governor B. F. Carroll of lowa says in a letter to R. Insinger. chairman of the local board of con- , IN THE DAYS OF Abraham Lincoln ) THE Chickering f WAS SUPREME. Identical with Boston culture Is the artistic supremacy of the Chickering—America's oldest piano. The Chickering was used in the homes of such aristocratic New Englanders as Cabot, Peabody, Prescott, Longfellow, Elliott, Otis and many others whose names are honored in history. Chickering pianos are sold in Spokane only by the House of Highest Quality. oN other dealer can tell you of their fine qualities. We will take your old instru ment in exchange and allow easy terms of payment on the balance. G. A. Heidinger, Mgr. Corner Bprague and Post Spokane's Oldest Victor Dealers. We Have More Bargains TWO BIRTHDA YS IN ONE On the 12th of February fall the birthdays of two men who are great, not to say unique, in the history of the world. One of these men was Charles Darwin, scientist, author and philosopher. The oth er was Abraham Lincoln, liberator and humanitarian. The life lines of these two great men ran in opposite directions and the effects of their life work are widely dissimilar. Darwin gave much to human knowledge, and as "a little knowl edge is a dangerous thing," the ef fect of what he gave tended to base all things upon the senses of seeing, feeling and tasting, to the destruction of faith, belief and the spiritual sense of man. What we get from him is from the brain only, and the best of our anatom ists and other scientists are even now just beginning to learn some thing about the brain. He led us up some of the steps toward the throne of full understanding of material things, but others will follow who will throw a light into unknown places, beside which all that Darwin shed will be but a glimmer. Already, since Darwin, we have begun to conquer the air, an achievement . greatest of all since man first discovered fire. Lincoln was a man of faith and trol of the seventeenth national ir rigation congress, of which George E. Barstow of Barstow, Texas, is president, that if circumstances permit he will be in attendance at Governors' day in Spokane the second week in August. Governor B. B. Brooks of Wyom ing writes that he hopes to be able to attend the sessions. Governor George Curry of the territory of New Mexico has sent a letter to Mr. Insinger in which he says if nothing unforeseen occurs he will take pleasure in being present on Governors' day. SWIPED ANYTHING THEY NOTICED After enjoying a thrifty business for nearly two weeks in stolen arti cles, George Waggoner and Frank Riner, both German, are in the city jail on charges of petty larceny. A long list of stuff, in which is in cluded five kitchen chairs, a ma son's trowel, bucksaw, tin snips, butcher knife and a few more things, stolen Wednesday night from the rear of J. P. Cors restau rant. 338 Front avenue, was recov ered from the A. L. Johnson second hand store, E22 Front avenue, where the two prisoners had pawn ed It. This stuff was recovered by De tective Tom Lister and the part ners in the theft were picked up by Detective Briley and Officer Thomp son last night. Since his capture Waggoner has confessed to the theft of an iron bath tub from a house near the Kaiser hotel a few days ago. This heavy thing he declares be carried over two blocks on his shoulder and sold it to Johnson, the second hand man. for 35 cents. IN MEMORY OF REV. PLEDGER The Young People's Bible club, including general church member ship, last night adopted the fol lowing resolutions in memory of the late Reverend Pledger: "Whereas, the great and Al mighty God, our Father, has seen fit to take from our midst our friend and brother, Clifton P. Pledger; "Be it hereby resolved, by the Young Pfopfe's Bible club of Spokane, of which he was an hon ored member, that we extend to his dear mother and bereaved' mem bers of his family our deepest ex pression of love and heartfelt sympathy in this time of their deepest sorrow. "Be it further resolved, that copy of these resolutions be for warded to the mother and be reaved family of our loved one, to the press of Spokane, to the Ministerial association, to William A. Sunday and a copy be placed on file with the secretary of this club." The resolutions were prepared by Lillian Pierce, chairman; Herbert M, Pond, secretary; Evelyn Ballon, Wesley l^aViolette. IN THE VEHICLE LINE TO OFFER YOU THIS SEA SON THAN EVER BEFORE LET US SHOW YOU THE ENTIRE LINE Shaw-Wells Co 330 MAIN AVENUE Store open Saturday even ing. Ask for Automobile vouchers heart. Not all that reason and science could present could shake his faith in God and the soul of man. He gave his life to the prin ciple that all men have equal rights before man and God and to day most of the oppressed, civilized nations are struggling for that principle, which means hu man freedom and progress. He maintained, by example and teach ing, that there is a Creator, God, and that all men are alike the chil dren of God. Darwin was for de stroying God and proving that all men are alike the children of the zoological garden. It is hard to see what Darwin's monkey does for mankind. It is easy to see that the spirit of Abraham Lincoln goes marching on toward the universal brother hood of man. Read Darwin. His volumes are full of that noblest study—the study of man. But it is the physi cal man only, the form we wear which goes to the worms and Is lost in the other chemical com binations of the earth. To know of the soul, love, hope and the grand sentiments which move hu manity toward the real light and happiness and which never die,* study the life of Abraham Lin- Coin. SOLDIERS WILL BATTLE GERMS ORDERS REACH FORT WRIGHT TO FALL IN AND BE SHOT FULL OF TYPHOID FEVER DOPE. It's up to the boys in blue to show how brave they are when not under fire. The surgeon gen eral of the United States army has discovered a virus which is be lieved will make the men immune to typhoid fever, and a call for volunteers will be sounded at Fort George Wright to test the new virus. Instead of "trying it on the dog" first, however, the proud and stately officers are to be subject ed to the test first. I£ the virus proves a failure the privates can have the laugh. The order states that the surgeon and hospital carps are first to be vaccinated and after them come the officers of the line. The privates will then be called to volunteer their arms in the interest of science. After the experiments starts it is safe to say that the subjects will be the center of attraction and the enlisted men will carefully watch developments before they come forward as willing subjects. The army officials deem typhoid one of the most deadly diseases in the army in time of war and it is to combat it that the experiment will be carried on. NEW PASTOR INSTALLED Dr. S. Willis McFadden, late of Sioux City, la., was last night in stalled as pastor of the First Pres byterian church. The installation sermon was preached by the Rev. Murdoek McLeod, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Ta coma. Dr. McFadden succeeds the Rev. G. William Giboney, who re signed the pastorate about a year ago. All doubts as to the result of the recent presidential election were set at rest by the bounting of the ballots, which showed Mr. Taft was successful over Mr. Bryan. THE EXCHANGE NATIONAL Bank CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $1,250,000.00 OFFICERS Edwin T. Coman, Presldsnt Thos. H. Brewer, V. Pres. C. E. Mcßroom, Cashier E. N. Scale, Asst. Cashier. The large capital, coupled with conservative manage ment, appeals to these seek ing absolute security. A fully equipped savings department offers fslr Interest for the wsge esrner. CAFE IMPERIAL Merchants' Lunch 11:30 to 2:30 35c Also a la Carte Columbia Bldg,, First snd Howard THE SPOKANE PRESS, FEBRUARY 12, 1909 CHICKENS ALSO SOARING l FARMERS AND DEALERS DIS AGREE AS TO REASON, BUT HENB TO EAT ARE A 8 SCARCE A 8 EGGS TO BEAT. While the price of fresh eggs are soaring around the luxury mark and even case eggs that have been many months in this cold world are pro hibited to many famines, a famine in market fowls is reported by some of the meat dealers in Spokane. Right there Is where the rub be tween the meat dealers and the gro cerymen comes in. Grocerymen de clare the hens won't get into the habit of laying with any decree of regularity and that's why hen fruit can hardly be reached with a hook and ladder. Meat dealers declare that because the vacation of the hens is over and they have begun to produce eggs again, the farmers re fuse to bring their fowls in to mar ket, as they did a few weeks ago. in one shop a meat dealer was un able to scrape up enough dressed or undressed fowls to stock his market last week from the Spokane supply and had them shipped in from coun try towns. Peculiar circumstances surround the potato situation as well. Spuds 1 are already selling at handsome prices, have been for a long time, and now, when Portland and Seat tle merchants begin talking about a chance of a decrease in the price of this staple article of commerce, Spokane merchants are even grow ing more pessimistic than ever as to potatoes. One groceryman declared yester day that if large shipments of pota toes from the outside districts were not forthcoming, another marked advance in the price would be about the next thing the consumers would hear about. He undoubtedly told Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! If you want one of those beautiful $30 and $35 Suits or Overcoats that Bargain Basement Items for Tomorrow 50c President suspenders on sale at 39c; either light or heavy weight. $1.00 gloves or mittens go at 75c the pair. $1.00 overall goods go at 88c. $4.00 corduroy pantS go at $3.20 a pair. 98c gives you your choice of an odd lot of men's pants, worth up to $2.25 a pair. When it comes to selling good goods at low prioei we always set the pace. Our Light Policy Is for your benefit Find out about it to-day. You will surely be interested SpoKane Falls Gas Light Co. the truth when he said that the stock of potatoes that were stored in .local warehouses last fall is now growing short, since potatoes have been shipped east from here by the carloads. Even though this is the prevailing circumstances, it Is evi dent that If Seattle and Portland can look forward to a decrease in the price of potatoes, Spokane mer chants can have no very good rea son for advancing the price. PLEDGER FUNERAL THIS EVENING The funeral of Rev. Clifton P. Pledger will be held at the taber nacle at 7:30 o'clock this evening. Dr. E. L. House of the Westminster Congregation church will conduct the service, assisted by Dr. H. I. Rasmus, Rev. M. E. Dunn, Mrs. Muirhead and Rev. A. Monroe. The latter will offer the prayer which touched Reverend Pledger one evening at the tabernacle. The choir of 1000 voices will also at tend. Owing to the fact that the taber nacle will be torn down tomorrow it was decided to hold the service tonight, in spite of the fact that the mother will not reach here un til tomorrow. There will be a contribution ta ken up this evening for the bereav ed mother. Reverend Pledger left his mother an insurance policy for $5000. The remains will probably be taken to Chicago for interment. The sympathy of the entire civi lized world goes out to King Ed ward and the kaiser alike in their oscillatory woe. Lump Coal $7.50 DELIVERED Best furnscs coal en ths market. NELSON COAL A WOOD CO. CALL MAX. IS4 Wentworth is now selling for $19:25 Strictly a cash offer, so bring your money with you. WENTWORTH CLOTHING HOUSE ENTRANCE, 709 RIVERSIDE AVENUE Ail Cars Transfer to the Palace Corner Post and Main. Wait for the Palace Announcements in The Press on Tuesdays and Fridays As a source of economy the readers of The Press should wait for Tlie Palace announcements in the paper every Tuesday and Friday. In these announcements will be embodied extraordinary offerings from? every individual store under the Palace roof. Tlie facilities and conveniences found only here in Spokane are at your service. Bring the children along when you visit The Palace; a competent maid will take care of them while you are shopping. Use the public phones throughout the bouse and in the lobbies. (>n the main floor is the U. S. postoffice, savings bank, information bureau and exchange department, on the Mezzanine floor are the rest rooms, retiring rooms; here you will find free stationery for let ter writing, comfortable chairs and daily papers to read; optical parlors, where you can have your eyes tested free by A. K. Mathews, doctor of optometry. Don't forget the art galleries and tea room* on the third floor. Make this store your meet ing place. Second week of THE PALACE ANNEX WHITE CARNIVAL begins tomorrow. Tomorrow we enter upon the second and last week of the great White Carnival. Many of the offerings will be of exceptional nature. Tlie cut prices prevailing last week on women's lingerie will be continued while the lots last. 15,000 yards of Valenciennes lace will be disposed of at a third part of the real price. 45 inch allover nets will be sold at a like reduction, and these are but two items culled from scores of others noted throughout our advertisement. Read every word and mark the features of interest. Be one of the early buyers. The sale begins at 8:30. A Great Sale of Allover Nets $1.50 to $2.50 Values for 48c 2000 yards of 45-inch allover nets, a fortunato purchase made by our eastern representatives. This immense yardage will be offered on Sat urday as a stimulus to morning buyers. As these beautiful wash nets are very much in de mand and are entirely new, there is no doubt but they will sell rapidly. They are in dot, square and circlet designs in white, cream and ecru. See them on display in the window. They would sell regularly at $1.50 to $2.50. Saturday, a yard 48c BARGAIN LANE. Items for Housekeepers 10C AND 15C ARTICLES FOR 5C Dishes of many kinds, mugs, children's cups and saucers, plates, olive dishes, mustard dishes of glass and china, oatmeal bowls, salt and pepper shakers, bone dishes and the three wise monkeys who see, speak and hear no evil; luc and 15c values. Saturday, your choice 5c 20C AND 25C VALUES FOR 10C On this table are tea tiles, plates, fruit dishes, glass rose bowls, china cream pitchers, chocolate mugs, cups and saucers, carnation vases, glass su gar and creamers and china mustard holders; 20c and 25c values. Saturday, each 10c FOURTH FLOOR. $5.00 and $6.50 Silk Waists, $2.48 Fancy silk waists will be put on sale for Saturday buy ers. They're of soft taffeta In plain black, brown, navy, green, tan, light blue, pink and plain white. The newest styles of the season are repre sented, open front or black models, long or short sleeves, yokes of fine tucks, pleats, fancy silk embroidery and lace Insertion. None worth less than $5.00. Many would be marked $6.50 If intended for regular stock. Satur day your choice for $2.48 SECOND FLOOR. Outing Flannel Skirts, 50c Skirts made of good warm outing flannel on sale tomor row. Cut sufficiently full, ruffle bottoms, in pink, light blue, black and white. Spe cial for Saturday, each...soc SECOND FLOOR. Men's Suits, Worth to $25, for $12.45 Area's gray and fancy check suits on the more conservative order; suits that are well made, perfectly finished and have good fitting properties; if you purchased one of them today you would pay full price, $22.50 to $25.00; they will he placed on sale Saturday and offered as low as half price; your choice of the lot f0r.512.45 $22.00 and $22.50 Suits, $14.85 Men's strictly pure wool, hard finished worsted suits in the latest hrown aud green effects; your choice on Saturday from this lot of $20.00 and $22.50 suits for $14.85 NO CHARGE FOR ALTERATIONS. The Silk House of Spokane Our Shoe Store WOMEN'S SHOES of vlci kid, patent tips, blucher cut and Cuban heels; $3.00 val ues; Saturday, a pair... $2.35 ROYS' HIGH TOP SHOES with buckle tops and heavy soles; $3.50 values; Satur day, a pair $2.70 CHILDREN'S SHOES, with heavy soles; sizes 5 to 8; $1.25 values; Saturday, a pair 98c ROYS' STORM RUBBERS, worth 75c; Saturday, a pair 47c SECOND FLOOR. Girls' $5 Winter Coats, $1.95 Here is a line jat coats for girlies, 8 to 12 years of age. They are full length models with loose backs, velvet collars, turn back cuffs and collars. Some are In mixed effects, oth ers In solid colors of blue, gray, brown and green. All are 15.00 values. Saturday, each... .$1.95 BECOND FLOOR. A Great Sale of Valenciennes Lace Reductions One-fourth to One-half 15,000 yards of Imported Valenciennes lace. Part of a surplus stock bought by us at a frac tional part of the real price, and will bedis posed of on Saturday at corresponding reduc tions. The yardage contains French Val., Mechlin, German Val. and Maltise lace and In sertions in scroll and floral designs. The - widths range from one-half to two and one half inches. See the big window display this evening and be prepared to participate on Sat urday morning. 10c to 15c laces, a yard 5c 15c to 20c laces, a yard 7'/ 2 c 20c to :15c laces, a jard 15c Saturday Morning Specials GOODS ON SALE, 9 TO 11 A. M. 20c hard rubber dressing combs, on sale from 9 to 11 a. m., each 10c 25c bottle listerine, on sale from 9 to 11 a. m., a bottle 15c 10c white bleached muslin, on sale 9 to 11 a. m., a yard 6c 30c strong dust pans, on sale 9 to 11 a. m., each 20c China silk in a large variety of colors, on sale from 9 to 11 4. m., a yard 18c Children's fast black hose, on sale from 9 to 11 a. m., a pair 10c 5c darning cotton, on sale 9 to 11, for 3c 5c stocking darners, on sale from 9 to 11 a. in., each 2c Women's $ 12.50 Coats $3.50 flood serviceable pure wool kersey cloth coats for women on sale at about one-third their value. They are in long, loose back styles, with velvet collars and fancy strap trim mings down the back and front. Are half-lined with satin. Two shades of tan and castor. Regularly would, re tail for $12.50. Saturday, sale price Is 83.50 HRrnvn Fi.nnn The Natural Shopping Center for the People of the Inland N Empire. Outing Flannel Gowns, 89c A good sized collection of outing flannel gowns offered at a price made very special for Saturday. They are In fancy figures of light blue, pink or black and white. Sat urday, each 89c SECOND FLOOR.