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m LOOKING FOR COVER FOURTH WARD COUNCILMAN SEES AND HEARS • THINGS THAT MAKE CHARTER RE VISION LOOK PRETTY GOOD NOW. Council Charles Mohr of the Fourth ward has been reading the handwriting on the wall, and it looking for cover, hrongh his win dow Mohr evidently beholds also the shadow of one Jack Poster, who Is going to make a lively bid for nomination to the council In the seat of Mr. Mohr. Mohr orated extremely in the council meeting last Tuesday against some of the charter amend ments, insisted he was not bound, and that he was violently opposed to several provisions proposed. He took up about half the time during the discussion fighting the scheme, but since he has seen that the charter revision committee is going oVer his head he wants to get into line. The chances are he is too late, as the charter revisionists have Mohr on their list, and a flght will be made to defeat him for the council. The majority of the members of the council are opposed to tbe appointment of the city engineer on the board of public works on the ground that it gives him more power over contracts than in the hands of any other one man. He can draft specifications to suit fa vored bidders, and can be in a posi tion to railroad through all his plans, it is argued. The addition & objection is the fact that the engineer would then sit on the board which has to check the ex pense account of the engineering department. The revisionists laugh at this f argument, and claim that the coun ' ell would have the same Jurisdic tion over the engineer as it now possesses, making grafting impos \ slble, unless the whole council and administration were crooked. COUNTY GRADE SETTLEBENT A settlement has been effected yesterday by the county commis-' ajoners and the Great Northern railway, with reference to the Separation of grades on-two of the three highway crossing on the new Connecting line being built by the great Northern to the line of the Spokane. Portland A Seattle. The railroad Is to build at Its own ex pense a concrete tunnel 100 feet -long through which the Greenwood foad back of Greenwood cemetery Will pass, with the railroad run ling overhead. .TThis improvement will cost the firoat Northern between $16,000 md $20,000. At the Lawton road She railroad will erect an overhead (ridge for the highway, while the pian of grade separation to be fol lowed at the Trail road crossing tn still unsettled. The railroad asked for the privilege of a grade grossing at the Trail road, but the County commissioners rejected the Application, and a separation of grades must be made there, the same as at the other two crossings, i County Engineer Scott stood »lth the commissioners in secur ing a practical plan of grade sepa ration at these dangerous cross ings. BOUQUET FOR BOARD C. P. Rrineken. SI 724 Pittsburg. ; dropped into the county commis sioners' office to record his ap proval of the manner In which the commissioners* are going after coun ty affairs. He said the county had long needed their services and hoped they would be permitted to continue in office until things were righted and the people getting va\ 'ne received for their money paid in as taxes. Commissioners McHroom and Phillips thanked Drincken for his good wishes and said that so long as they were on the Job'the people would get a square deal. CAN'T DELIVER GOODS BOARD ARGUES An answer in the suit against the county commissioners by the Stat and Badger printing offices to com pel the board to rescind its action demanding the union label on coun ty printing was filed today by Depu ty Prosecutor Cromwell, who Is mowing after the matter for the county commissioners. Tbe commissioners deny that they rejected the bids of the non union offices because tbey lacked the union label and attacks them on the ground that they are not caps hie of "delivering the goods" when it came to turning out printing that la In keeping with tbe standing of Spokane county. The burden of proof will now be shifted to the nonunion men to show that they can "deliver the goods." BUTTE GETS CAMPBELL. , "Wee Willie" Campbell has been secured by John Barnes as manager of the Butte team In the Inter Mountain league. Campbell is an aid northwest league player and has been seen in the Aberdeen, Se attle and Portland teams. Presi dent i.ucas recommended Campbell as a live wire and after accepting the offer Campbell came to terms With Msnager Casey ot the Port land team and made arrangements to secure several players from Portland to helpj out his teas*. WERE COMMISSIONERS RIGHT OR WRONG HERE? Mrs. Frank Bartell, jr., of Night Hawk, Wash . appealed to the com missioners against an ordered en tered by Mrs. H. J. Cole, matron of the Home of the Friendless, requir tn» the removal of the three chil dren of Mrs. Bartell from the home at once unless their board were paid for. The children. Lola, Fran ces and Jesse Brownlow, have been at the home for three years, during which time the county paid the ex pense of their keeping. Mrs. Cole learned the mother was teaching school near Oroville and thought the time had arrived when she should support her children. It was also found that she had taken up a quarter section of land and was about ready to commute upon it and secure a deed from the gov ernment. Demand was then made on the mother to contribute to thw maintenance of the children. Mrs. Bartell declined to do th:s and appealed to the county commis sioners with a hard luck story in which she said that she had been sick a .good part of the winter, and had not been able to take care of her school; that school would be out in six weeks and that she was applying every dollar she coulil spare toward the commuting of her homestead. She asked the commis sioners to permit her children to stay in the home until their school term closed. The commissioners BA TTLE AGAINST CANNON WILL BE FOUGHT MOND A V (Continued from page one.) "Now the people want certain things—certain legislation. But cer tain of the representatives in con gress—quite a good many of them, we will say—do not want to do what the people would like them to do. And so the game is to keep from a vote and the speaker sees to it that the Wtts'remßln in com mittee or on the calendar. "Now, our proposition was to make the house clear the calendar. We proposed that, on a certain specified day the house automat.v ally proceed to the consideration of bills on the calendar and keep at It until the calendar was cleared. There would have to be a vote for or against every, bill. Then the peo ple- would -know- where everybody stood. , "Now - tfte speaker's Tuesday calendar amendment gives the house membership just the chance it wants," when it wants to dufik. By a bare majority vote the houss can decide_ not to take up the cal endar. And only five minutes' de bate on each Bide is allowed. "What is the result? If there is something on the calendar which would make them trouble, and on which they would rather not vote, they can refuse to take up the cal endar; and the public is on wiser." "The rules, you think, will have to be changed,'" replied Murdock, with emphasis. "Everything now is the speaker. 'The speaker wants it' —that is the most potent argu ment today in favor of any legisla tion. Is that representative no v- CURES ECZEMA QUICKLY New Drug, Poslam, Now Obtain able In Small Quantities. Since Its discovery one year ago tbe new drug, poslam. bas success fully cured thousands of chronic cases of eczema and other distress ing skin afflictions. Heretofore poslsm has been dispensed solely for the benefit of eczema patients in largo jars sufficient for a month's treatment. This was found to be an inconvenience to many thousands who use it for minor skin troubles, such as pimples, blackheads, herpes, acne, scaly scalp, complexion blemishes, itch ing feet, piles, etc.. which require but a small quantity to cure. To overcome this, and in response to urgent appeals, the dispensers of poslam have been obliged to adopt, in addition to the regular two-dol lar packages, a special fifty-cent sice, which in future may be found on sale at Murglttroyd's and Hit ter's drug stores, and other lead ing drug stores in Spokane, or may be ordered direct from the Emergency Laboratories. No. 32 ,West 25th street. New York City. In all eczema cases poslam stops itching with first application, and proceeds to heal immediately; chronic cases being cured in two weeks. In less serious skin trou bles, results are seen after an overnight application. * Samples for experimental pur poses may still be bad, free of charge, by writing to the labora tories for them. $*1,000 Cash $2,250.00 Balance Twine A SNAP BUY Modern Six-Room Cottage For Sale by Own err A thoroughly modern cottage, except heat, at 1027 East 10th avenue; directly on car line. An unusual in vestment if taken at once. 12,250; $1,000 cash; balance terms. PHONE MAIN 4677. could not see it that way and or dered the children removed at once, unless the mother contributed to their support. Mrs. Bartell has been clothing the children. GONZAGA WILL HONOR ST. PATRICK St. Patrick's day will be observ ed with considerable pomp at Gon zaga college this year. *The cadets will parade on Boone avenue in front of the college, and will visit and salute other Catholic institu tions in the north side of the city. In the evening they will attend some entertainment in observance of the occasion. SERMON AT ST. ALOYSIUS. Father O'Reilly, formerly a pro fessor at Gonzaga college, will de liver a sermon at St. Aloysius church at the 10:30 o'clock mass tomorrow. He is now a mission ary and will leave for Seattle in a few days to speak on a St. Pat rick's day program. HOLY NAMEB RETREAT. Father Chiapa, a Jesuit mission ary from Portland, Is conducting a three day retreat at the Academy of Holy Names. A class of about 200 girls attend. ernment? Is that a representative legislative assembly? "The trouble is, Speaker Cannon represents 391 districts, and is re sponsible to the people of only one district. "No. The "house has got to be or ganized fro mthe bottom up, in stead-.of from the top down. Every thing now begins and ends with thf speaker. He appoints the commit tees. _ But when he appoints the committees he packs the commit tees. He appoints men to certain committees who will do what tie # w.ants done —or will leave undone what he wants left undone. He sounds them out. if he is opposed to legislation, he packs the commlt (tee which is to consider the bill with men who are opposed to that legislation. "Now this is what we are try(ng to prevent. We are looking to next Monday when the new congress as-" i sembles. Then is when our big , chance comes. There is where we .will make our fight, and there is where every member will have a chance to show where-he really stands. "This is what will happen. Mr. Dalzell brings in the report of the committee on rules, and moves that the rules of the sixtieth congress be adopted for the sixty-first con gress. And on that.motion he moves the previous question. "Then comes the line up. If Dat zell gets a majority on that motion, the rules are adopted. If he fays to get a majority the whole subject is thrown open, and the rules are open for amendment. Under amended rules' the house members could organize the committees themselves, and make them repre sent the wishes of their people." i Congressman Poindexter, from Spokane, is lined up with the "in surgent" movement Something Doing right along in the art line. Picture Framing is our specialty and prices are right. Keeth, Batley &Co. The Art Dealers, 717—Sprague ave—7l9 THE SPOKANE PKE3S, MARCH 13. 1909 JURY KIND TO 1 NORTH COASI A verdict for 985,000 was retung ed by the jury in Judge Kennan's court in the suit brought by the North Coast railroad to condemn the Jesse Gentry property, at the northeast corner of Front and Post street. The Jury's return makes the property a good buy for the North Coast, as Gentry had placed a value of 9125,000 on the prop erty. The ground has 113 feet frontage on Front avenue and 7b feet on Post street and is improv ed with a one-story brick building worth 910,000 or 912,000. Tbe ac quisition of this piece of property completes the right of way of the North Coast from Post street to Howard street at the city hall. The Scenic Addition With Soil On the high, sightly ground in the southeast part of the city, sloping back from the river bluff and com manding that matchless view of the valley, 500 feet below, with Old Baldy's snowy peak in the distance. Beautiful woods and open stretches of level land—the last big tract of picturesque ground to be platted in Spokane. Cement Sidewalks, Graded Streets, Curbs. Water Mains and Carline. Never before have lots of this character been put on the market at as low prices. We are spending $175.00 on each lot for street improvement. The bare lot is costing you only $175. .You can get a beautiful homesite in the acknowledged future residence section of the city on terms and at prices that can never be offered again. LOTS $350: TRACTS $600 COUNTY FRANCHISE NOT WORTH COUNTY SERVICE County telephone franchise should at least be worth free telephone service for official county business. But they have not been se considered. Spokane county is a liberal pa tron of the Pacific States Ttele phone Co., Its bill for February being (115.35. Of this amount 9«> was for the central exchange, Max well 1, at the courthouse. The rest of the bill was made up of phone rentals for certain emer gency officers of the county, such as deputy sheriffs, the county pay ing for phones in their residences, and long distance tolls from the courts, sheriff's office, etc. BIG TIME AT SALVATION ARMY Tonight at 8 o'clock Dr. J. Gor don McPherson, pastor of Calvary For the first time in Spokane we are offering a beautiful Souths ide Addition with complete street improvements Tbelow Northside prices. Sale starts at 9 o'clock Sunday morning—Come to our office anytime Sunday and we will take you out LINCOLN $10 Down, $10 a Month; $20 Down, $10 a Month Every lot is 50 feet wide. The tracts are twice as large, with the same street improvement. Ton may take your choice of the beautiful wooded tract or lot or one as level as a table without trees. The soil is the same on all—rich loam that has made Moran Prairie famous—and not a rooky lot in the addition. For 10 years roasting ears grown on this land by Thomas James have been the first in Spokane markr We Have Made Big Profits (or 1,000 Buyers Four years ago we platted Pine Grove Terrace, and those who have bought there have made 400 per cent profit. Two years ago we platted South Side Cable, and values there have advanced 100 per cent. We believe bigger and Quicker profits will be made in Lincoln Heights than in either of our other additions. Our old clients are all buying of us again. ... Western Trust & Investment Company. HEIGHTS Baptist church, will conduct an old time gospel service at the Salva tion Army hall. He will be assist ed by some of his singers and the lads and lassies of the army. Sun day evening Mr. and Mrs. Walsh, who have been assisting Adjutant Kuhn, will have their farewell ser vice. Everybody is cordially in vited to attend. INSURE BARNEY FOR $100,000. The Pittsburg Athletic company has no Intention of letting Barney Dreyfus die on its hands and leave the company in the hole. To guard against such a calamity the com pany has taken out an insurance policy for $100,000 on Dreyfus' life, figuring that should he die while the great plans of the club are un der way for the construction of the baseball park the company will be Bet back fully that amount. Second Floor. CALIFORNIA STILL QUAKES. .RIVERSIDE. Cal., March IS.— Two distinct earthquake shocks were felt at 6:30 yesterday. MAIN 234S CROWS NEBT ROCK SPRINGS VULCAN ACME COAL WOOD Prompt Delivery TEL M. 323. TURKISH BATH PARLORS. There are many people to this city who are not aware of our ex cellent plant. We have expended 115,000 to offer to Spokane people one of the most complete -and up to-date Turkish bath parlors In the northwest. Bath and bed for the night Is only $1.00. Turkish Bath Parlors, First and. Stevens. H. P. Nichols, prop. Main 12141. ••• MAXWELL 100 SHERMAN, CLAY ® CO. Steinwoy <Bl Other Pianos Victor Talking Machines 810 Sprague Aye. Jamieson Blk.