While the members of the com
mittee of the charter revision com
mission to which was referred the
Dcs Moines plan of city govern
ment believe it would be advisable
to adopt this plan in Si>okane at
this time, vet they have concluded,
after conferring with other mem
bers of the commission, not to push
the Idea at the present but permit
the commission to continue with
Revision of the city charter in the
The question of the adoption of
the Dest Moines plan can not be
fully settled until atfer the legisla
ture has passed on the measure
'sent up by Spokane calling tor non
partisan city primaries. Lawyers
say that the state law on primary
elections will have to be changed
before nonpartisan city govern
ment plan will hold.
A majority of the committee on
the election of councilmen at large,
Messrs. Walker and Vincent, have
agreed to report in favor of the
adoption of this idea. The other
member of the committe. Council
man .lacob Schiller, says he is tak
ing no part in the deliberations of
the charter revision commission,
and has no views on the question
of electing councilmen at large.
This considered to mean that he is
against it. as Schiller has said in
the past that the present city char
ter ought to be consigned to the
flames and one like that of Dcs
Moines adopted. It is said that
Councilman Fred Baldwin is now
favorably impressed with the idea
of electing councilmen at large.
The committee on more power
for the mayor will report favora
bly, but an adverse report is said
to be coming on the matter of the
creation of a nonpartisan water
commission like the park board.
STARTS A ROW
BOISE. Idaho. Feb. 12.—Repre
sentative Alvord created a mild
sensation on the floor of the house
today by making the charge that
$73,000 was raised by the litpior
interests to defeat the local op
tion bill now under consideration.
Several members who opposed the
measure jumped to their feet, re
senting the charge. An effort to
pass the bill under a suspension of
rules failed. It was made a spe
cial order of business for Monday.
NEW YORK. Feb. 12—Jail at
taches of Long Island city are en
deavoring to compel Capt. Peter
Wind-up of Clearance Sale
Our winter stock is about all closed
out. but there are a few odds and ends
left over in each department which must
be sold out to give up the room for our
spring stock which is now coming in.
PRICES WILL BE ATTRACTIVE TO
YOU EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT IN
NEED OF WEARING APPAREL.
YOU WILL BUY LF YOU SEE
06.50 Silk Petticoats
$20.00 "Money Back" Silk
Petticoats for $9.50
£25.00 Wuberized Silk
Stain ('oats for $10.25
$»i.oi> NVt Waists for. $3.00
$10.00 to $15.00 Skirts
Silk Dresses worth up to
150.00, for $15.00
Trimmed Hats at less than
cost of trimming.
Hand tailored suits in va
riety of popular shades.
Many are priced at less than
cost of making.
The EASTERN OUTFITTING COMPANY
422 Sprague Aye.
Spokane's Reliable Credit House for Men and Women.
Hams, the slayer of William E. An
nis. to partake food to save him
from starvation. The captain has
been starving several days.
It is feared he will die as he is in
a condition bordering on extreme
emanclation' A few days ago he
stopped eating entirely. For a
month he has refused to allow a
barber near him.
BUZZ WAGON FOR
The accident last fall when an
automobile went over the cliff on
Ide avenue with fatal results will
probably be the means of securing
an automobile for the fire chief.
The car. a 50-horse power Thom
as, is a wreck, but it is estimated
that it can be repaired for a com
paratively small sum for the use of
the fire department. Mrs. Beulah
Anderson, the owner, has made a
proposition to settle her claim with
the city for $2,000 and the city to
receive the car. This is consider
ed a moderate price by the board
of public works and they have giv
en the matter favorable considera
JAG LEADS HIM TO JAIL
While in a drunken rage Harry
C. Henderson, a laundry wagon
driver, went to his home on the
North Side, chased his frightened
wife about the house, threatening
to kill her. and as a result is in jail
in default of $500 bonds. He was
arrested by Oflicer McCloud on a
warrant sworn out by his wife.
HERE'S FA VORITE POEM
OF READERS OF LINCOLN
In all tlie literature on Abraham Lincoln, martyred president,
the favorite of readers, librarians say, is Walt Whitman's ap
preciation, "O Captain! My Captain!" It is here reprinted:
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done.
The ship has weathered every race, the prize wo sought Is
The port In near, the bolls I hear, the people all exulting.
While follow the eyes the steady keep, the vessel grim and
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red.
Where on the deck my Captain lie.?.
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you boquets and ribboned wreaths, for you the shores
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turn
Here Captain! dear father;
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that en the deck
You've fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bolls!
But t, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
The city is in a tangle with the
Spokane Brewing & Malting Co.,
in which the brewery holds the
When the Stevens street bridge
was built the city erected a small
building on the brewery's property
and after the bridge was completed
left the building standing. The
brewery notified Commissioner
O'Brien that the building, would
have to be removed, but the no
tice was unheeded and the brew
ery then engaged a carpenter to
do the demolition act.
The carpenter tore down the
building and took the lumber with
him, storing it. away. Commis
sioner Witherspoou theu got busy
and demanded that the lumber be
returned. Acting on the instruc
tions of Henry Doesemanu, the car
penter refused to return the lum
ber until he was paid for the work
of tearing it down. This amounts
to a half day's pay for four men
and a half day's pay for the car
penter who bossed the job.
Witherspoon wants his lumber
and the carpenter sticks to it that
he wants his money and the odds
at present l'nvdr the carpenter,
since the city built the house on
the brewery's property. Commis
sioner Witherspoon has the matter
THE SPOKAITE PKESS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
SUNDAY HEARS OF
"Just received your telegram of
poor Pledger's death. Am broken
hearted and distracted.i; 1 djowed
him dearly. Wire full particulars.
Sunday.' o i |
This was the telegram received
by Mrs. Rae Muirhead from Rev.
Hilly Sunday, who is now at the
St. Francis hotel in San Francisco.
Mr. Sunday also telegraphed H.
M. Williams as follows:
"I deeply appreciate your spirit
in taking dear Pledger back to
your home to rest In his old room.
The Lord bless you. Sunday."
The plans for the service have
been completed and at 6 o'clock
this evening the remains of Rev.
C. P. Pledger will be taken to the
tabernacle, where they may be
viewed. The pall bearers at the
funeral will be old Northwestern
university men, the following hav
ing been chosen, Messrs. Pried. Ar
buckle, Stevens, Hum, Houston
and Rev. Paul Little.
Mrs. Muirhead stated today that
she remained in the city with. Mr.
Pledger under the instructions of
Reverend Sunday, who told her to
spare no expense in doing every
thing possible for him. Mrs. Muir
head also states that everything
possible was done for the deceased
that medical skill could do, and
that when Dr. Edwards saw the
condition of his patient he called
into consultation six of the fore
most physicians in the city.
Did you lose a little, girl tn
brown? Some little miss who will
not tell her name to the polide was
brought to the police station tight
after the parade this aftej3|6on,
She wos found unattended about
tlie corner of Riverside and Brown,
She wears a plaid dress with a
brown plush coat and brown hood
and is about four years old.
BANK MAKES GOOD
CHECK LOSS ,
The Old National bank' has ipade
good the loss sustained by T. V.
Sturtevant, proprietor of the Owl
drug store, because of theft of a
check of $X"> mailed by Sturtevant
to the Union Trust Co. The check
was made payable to the Union
Trust Co. and was deposited by
Sturtevant in a mail box but never
turned up at tlie office of the trust
company, it is claimed. The name
of the trust company was erased
and that of Ed Holmes substituted
and after being indorsed by
Holmes, which is believed to be a
fictitious name, was paid by the
bank. Afterward the bank re
fused to make good the loss and
Sturtevant brought suit. The case
was set for trial yesterday in Jus
tice's Hyde's court but was set
tled by the bank.
The postofflee inspectors have
had the case in hand since the
matter was reported last October,
but no clew as to how the check
left the mails has developed.
RETAILERS WANT GRIP
R S. Deffenbaoh, Sandpoint, Ida
ho, was elected president of the
Inland Empire Retail Dealers' as
sociation yesterday afternoon. Phil
lip Carbary of this city was reelect
ed secretary and A. A. Conrad.
Clarkston, Wash.; M. E. Hay, Spo
kane. and Frank McCrain,' Grange
ville, Idaho, were chosen on the
board of directors.
Resolutions favoring a bill mak
ing the wife responsible for groc
ery bills with her husband and op
posing the law compelling packers
to label the'.r goods with the date
of packing were passed.
JUMPS IN AND
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 — Charg
ing that Representative ifciney of
Illinois received from a foranejicon
vict the information upon *hfc>h he
based charges of mismanagement
iv the purchase of the ' Panama
canal. Representative W. C. Lov
ering of Massachusetts this after
noon threw tlie house into a tur
niail because of so personal an at
tack upon Rainey that the house
refused to allow him to proceed in
726 Riverside 3 Post St.
$3.50 & qhoes that
wickersham & baxter
The Spokane Admen's league
met last evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Galloway at their home
in tthe Germond block. Mr. Gallo
way Is advertising manager of the
Palace department store. Several
important matters were consider
ed and disposed of by the club.
R. E. Bigelow, advertising man
ager of Wentworths, was indorsed
by th eclub for the next president
of the Pacific Coast Admen's asso
ciation. The next convention will
be held at Seattle June 1 to 6,
and it is pretty generally conceded
that the indorsee of the Spokane
club will receive the support of
practically all the clubs of Wash
ington and Oregon, as Spokane
has the strongest organization in
the state and Oregon is willing to
see the presidency come to Wash
ington. A committee was appoint
ed to devise ways and means to
boost Mr. Bigelow's candidacy and
the club pledged itself to do ev
erything possible to secure his
Any merchant or buyer of ad-
vertising in the city may now be
come an associate member of the
club and he may on application
get the club's advice on any adver
tising scheme which may be pre
sented to him as to its reliability
and worth. A committee will be
appointed at the nest meeting to
act as censor for the club.
After a short social session, dur
ing which Mrs. Galloway served
refreshments, the meeting ad
journed. February 25 the club will
be entertained by the bachelor
members at the Y. M. C. A. build
The colored men of Spokane
turned out in force last evening at
the Elks temple in honor of Abra
ham Lincoln. The principal Speak'
er was Frederick L. McGhee of
Minneapolis who made a fervid ap
peal for his race.
On the platform were a number
of prominent Spokane men, includ
ing Judge W. H. Huneke and Dean
Alfred Lockwood. The colored
men will tender a reception to Mr.
McGhee this evening at the ar
mory after which there will be a
reception at Bethel M. E. church.
Are your teeth beautiful? They
should be and will be if you give
them the careful attention they de
serve. The Electro Dentists will
be glad if you will call to see them.
They are experts In their business,
their methods are modern and
their charges are moderate. Call
sometime when you have a halt
hour to spare.
BRIDGE WORK $5.00
PAINLESS EXTRACTION 50C
The Electro Dentists
618 Riverside Avenue, Spokane
"IF SILVER SAYS SO, IT'S SO."
RijMEMBEH —this is a new store in a new location,
With brand new goods, and with up-to-date meth
ods of doing business, (hit of the high rent dis
trict yet easily reached by everybody. Low rents
and low expense mean better goods to you for less money.
I'll not fill you up on "hot air" about extreme values
and terrific cut juices, but I'll tell you right from the jump
that everybody gets a Square Deal here—One Price Only
and that always the lowest.
Come in—look us over—get acquainted.
Hot Shots for Saturday
Men's $2.25 Corduroy pants f0r.... $1.50
Boys' 75c knee pants for 40c
A $2.00 suit case for $1.25
Men's $1.50 work gloves for 95c
Men's $1.25 wool underwear for 80c
Men's suits, sizes 34, 35 and .'Mi only, values up to $10,
Any overcoat in the house less than half price.
Shoes of all kinds at reduced prices ask to see them.
CLOTHIER AND HABERDASHER
Corner Front and Bernard Streets. "The Workwoman's Store."
New, Nifty, Distinctive—The styles that the
dressy young fellows like. Fresh from the best
clothes makers in America comes these new spring
See window display. The
first showing of swell up-to
date clothes. The new
shades. Xew style features.
Note the price,
Choice of many handsome
stylish new weaves aud col
Another splendid showing
of elegant suits is our $16.50
Another big opportunity
is a line of splendid suit val
ues, worth up to $18.50.
Choice at only $12.50. Don't
overlook these rare values.
Nothing so good in Spokane.
New Spring Hats
We are showing all the new and correct shapes
and shades in soft and stiff hats. Union made and
quality guaranteed. Selling at $1.75, $2.50, $3.00
New shirts, new neckwear ami hosiery.
The store that clothes men iv 8 correct way, at
FAMOUS CLOTHING CO.
110 POST STREET
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