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The Spokane press. [volume] (Spokane, Wash.) 1902-1939, March 15, 1909, Image 5

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*New Cabriolet Hat
Looks Like a Load
of Garden Truck
' Well, here It Is! What? Why,
the new cabriolet or beehive hat.
■ft jnay look to some like a cart or
{freshly gathered garden truck, but
The milliners declare it is a thing or
Not half as wide as the Merry
fWidow, it is called a conservative
fiat. It represents all that the
tnushrooni should be and is not. It
promises to be the popular style for
l \he summer, but it will not entirely
misplace the mushroom and the
Htferry Widow. These latter are ex
pected to be larger than ever.
The crown of the carbrlolet hat
tneasures two feet from top to bot
tom and looks like an inverted
jjbeach basket, trimmed with grapes,
currants, cherries and roses. There
is a rose velvet ribbon around the
pdge and a rose satin facing.
It will come cheap, as millinery
prices go. A full outfit of fruits
fend flowers, with tassels, or what
ever is preferred, may be had from
j|2o to $60.
jl Some of the new accessories can
f aslly be constructed by tbe clever
j Here la a true story about the
Revolutionary war which was
fought more than a hundred years
p.go. There wsb a little girl named
jPfrrne Randolph, who lived on a
Carni not far from Philadelphia.
'Ijer papa aud two brothers had
{oined the American army and she
iiad her mother were left alone to
|ako care of the farm.
Ii Now, Anne had a cow which her
papa had given her when it was a 1
jfittle calf, and the two were great
friends, and Anna took all the care
t>f It. One day during the time that
the English were stationed In P,. 1-
t) dclphla some English soldiers
{ame out to the farm where Anne
Ived and tied a rope around the
liorns of her cow and drove her
Bway. Anne cried to them not to
take her pet, but the rough soldiers
Rid not pay any attention to what
fihe said. Anne went straight to the
fetahle and saddled her pony and
rode to the camp of Lord Cornwal
|lS, the general of the army. This
pretty brave for a little girl
ftf 12 or 13 years to do.
The soldier in front of the place
Svlieiv the general was staying was
toot going to let her pass, and asked
fccr what she wanted. "I want to
ffpeak to fiord Cornwallls," she
"What's your business with
plni?" he questioned.
I "! will tell him, not you," she
Replied, and the soldier let her
OBBR. thinking she might have im
fiovtant news.
The general was at dinner with
tome friends when little Anne
DaKhed Into the room.
I* "What la it, my child?" said Lord
i "Your soldiers have taken away
. ti>y cow and I have come to get
l>"r Please, sir, you must lei me
(Sure her."
i The general looued kindly at her.
* •'Ami who ate yon, little girl?" he
By Priscilla Prim.
While Paris has decreed a return
to simple Greek lines in hairdress
ing, the dainty maid does not feel
'herself compelled to accept the re
versal all at once. Consequently,
between the gorgeousness of the
Marcel wave and the plain, artistic
Hues of the Greek coiffure, she has
chosen a middle course all her own,
and the result is a variety of styles
tending toward simplicity that
make the proverbial woman's last
word In the art.
The accompanying illustrations
show a variety of adaptations, in
the majority of which Is a sugges
tion of the Greek. They are espe
cially becoming to young faces.
woman for herself. Despite the
one-piece frock, belts are still much
In evidence with the blouse, coat
and skirt suit.
The blouse Is often of handsome
net and simply trimmed with but
tons. A new fancy is to make a
set of buttons and a belt buckle
alike —the buttons mounted on
wooden molds, and the buckle on
heavy buckram. A frill of black
ribbon velvet outlines them effect
ively. They may be embroidered
in soutache with a touch of gold, or
be made of flowered silk. Others
are simply covered with silk, em
broidered tn French knots and with
loops and edging of cord..
i said. Anne told him who she was
and where she lived and all about
fter cow, which she had raised from
a calf. "She has always been my
cow. Lord Cornwallls," Anne said,
tearfully. "She don't belong to
you. I would never steal your
The general rose. "Come here,
Anne. I promise your cow shall
he safe home tomorrow; and here,"
he said, unfastening a pair of silver
knee buckles, "keep these to re
member me by, and If the soldiers
trouble your cow again come
straight to me about it." The gen
eral kept his promise, and Anne,
saved the silver buckles and gave
them to her granddaughter many
years after.
Tho Fourth ts coming and with It
an endurance wheelbarrow race be
tween Philadelphia Tom Smith ami
"Sandy." the veteran fireman nt
No. 5. It will be the biggest event
In the half dozen years Spokane
has passed up Independence day.
"Philadelphia Tom" was a volun
teer In Are department No. 4 iuthe
old town of brotherly love and the
way he tells It. he will give "Sandy"
a run for his life. He, with his
brother fire laddies In "Phlladel
phy," had no need for horses.
They'd just dash up the hills a cou
ple of miles sometimes and have a
stream of water playing on a blaze
In a Jiffy. They used to go out on
the Fourth of .luly and other days
of celebration. Tom says, and with
a heavy hose cart dangling behind,
make all early day sprinting rec
ords look pale.
Now "Sandy," who says he's only
4Fi, Is a pretty good sprinter him
self, as he has demonstrated time
and again around the corner ot
Front avenue and Howard street,
just about Sandy's meal time up
home and when the stubborn car
Just kept on going despijjajitbe old
fireman shouts to the sleepy con
ductor. The way he'd overhaul
The hair is brought low over the
forehead and patred, and the mass
is at the back. But there is depar
ture from the prescribed mode in
the waves and curls.
In the first picture the effect Is
accentuated by a dainty head cov
ering; the second and fourth show
the use of the dainty band usually
worn with the Greek style. The
third shows the chignon, now n
most popular mode in Paris. In
this the hair Is parted, if. possible,
and a wide braid of hair, like the
coronet, is brought over it. This
ends In two bunches of curls.
The fifth picture is simplicity it
self and is an ideal arrangement
for the business woman.
The general Impression Is
that earthquakes are the
world's greatest catastrophes.
This has been strengthened by
the awful convulsion that re
cently killed over 200.000 in
Italy and and there are
many historic incidents of
earthquakes claiming 10,000 to
20,000 victims.
Hut when the Yellow river
burst Its banks in September,
1887. more than 7,000,000 peo
ple were drowned In the re
sultant great flood, which cov
ered to an average depth of
six feet a populous Chinese
province the size of Scotland.
Thus, In this one catastrophe,
more lives were lost than in
all the earthquakes recorded
In the world's history.
Then, there ts pestilence.
The black death killed in Chi
na, where it broke out, 13,000,-
--000 people, in the rest of Asia
24,000,000 and 30.000.000 lv Eu
rope, or 67.000,000 in all. In
India alone, and that within
the past 12 years, bubonic
plague has slaiu over 6.00,000
people, and the epidemic still
The famine in Asia In 1877
killed 5,000,000 in the Bombay
and Madras districts of India,
and 9,500,000 in north China.
The famine of 1907 In China
cost at least 1,000,000 lives.
that car never bothered him a b?J.
"Philadelphy" Tom" isn't a bit
bashful about his age—at least he
swells out his broad chest and
says, "I'm "0 years old." just as
honest like. Of course "Sandy"
can pose as a young hero if he
wants to, although he Is eligible
for the fireman's pension next year,
but he Is about half as large aft his
opponent In the wheelbarrow race
and he may ask Tom for a little the
best on the start. The two old Arc
men haven't settled on all tab
points of the race so far but Tom
says he will run "Sandy" if he has
to run him at midnight. The race
is planned to start at the edge of
the Howard street bridge beside
"Sandy's" station and finish either
at Front or Main avenues. The
prize will be a box of tho best cl
gars In the city.
On the O. K. of Dr. J. H. Hoxsey. j
physician at tho poor farm, the
county has expended 11 for a bottle
of patent medicine for one of the
Inmates. It is considered an un
usual thing tor a regular physician
to prescribe a patent medicine.
Special Oorrsspatansnos to The Frsss
NEW YORK. March 15—The
moving picture trust is going to
clean up the moving picture busi
ness. !
It Isn't going to order anybody
to go out of business.
It Is- simply going to raise the
standard of moving picture shows
so high that the fellows who live
by giving low shows will fall out
of business.
The spokesman of the Motion,
Picture Patents Co., the new and;
powerful trust, which, since Feb. 1;
has taken control of the manufac
ture of films, the renting of films,
and, finally, their display. Is J. J.
Kennedy, 52 Broadway, N. Y.
"Yes,* he said, "I know the mov
ing picture business is in bad re
"We have had a special Investi
gation. I can tell you more about
the indecency and evils of some of
these shows ands how places, in
every city in the United States,
.than you can tell me."
"Does the trust feel any moral
"You may not believe it, but it
does. But, deeper than that, these
evils aer to be eradicated by the
trust because we want to put the'
business on a firm basis. Our rea*
sons are commercial as well aa
"What can the trust do? The
police of many cities have failed to
prevent the evils. What cart you
do, for instance, about places that
are frequented by bad men and
young girls?"
"Close them up. See here. Here's
a man who comes to a town with.
|35. This is a real example. H&
rents a hall on credit, rents chairw
on credit, has a sign painted on
credit, rents a machine on credit,
and, with 1 his $35 buys the cheap
est films he can get. The photog
raphy of the films is so poor that
no one would look at them if the
theme wasn't evil. Now, that ma*
doesn't want to run a decent place.
He seeks bad men and foolish girls*
He isn't trying to build up a busF
ness. He's trying to get as many
nickels as he can. He's the man
who runs the evil moving picture
show in every city. We're going to
eliminate him. We don't fire him.
We're just going to make our stan
dard so high that he'll drop out.
"Now let me tell you about the
man we want in the moving picture
business. He's a business man, at
Odds & Ends
Some choice ones
All good
Prices -
Each 20c and up
Remnants of all Builders' Hard
ware on sale at less than
factoid cost
Open to-night until 10 o'clock
Hacker, Ide & Price
Price Hackers
517 Sprague Avenue Next to Greenough Bros.
Mart. He studies his audience. He
knows that a Wednesday .afternoon
audience is different from a Satur
day night audience. He gives the
women and children their kind of
pictures on Wednesday. Then, if
he wants to, he changes the films
for Saturday night.
"This moving picture man has
learned by experience that, if his
films are fine and the photography
is good and the costumes of the
characters are elaborate, his audi
ence will be pleased.
"Therefore he demands the finest
films our companies can produce.
"Why, some of the inspectors we
have sent out Into audiences to
itiuiy them have reported that per
sons who didn't know the story of
'The Taming of the Shrew' were,
nevertheless, delighted with the
S" Jctures because they were so
Kennedy is a New York
f'litect and a man of ideals. Here
lis promise:
can promise the American peo
for the company of which I am
surer and spokesman, that the
moving picture business is to be
cleaned up and made decent."
Jt looks, too, as it the of
this, trust is to be very great.
There are 10,000 moving picture
shows in America. Every owner or
renter of a mach+ne, according to
the new rules, must take out a
yearly license, on payment of $2.
Without this license he cannot buy
/ r" •
Very Trim, Very Smart, New
Oxfords for Women
/">OME just to admire them or come with a view to putting them
W into service—you'll be welcome either way!
We have women's Shoes for all purposes—made by the world's
best manufacturers—and we have them at moderate prices—nut
the ones we want particularly to tell you about are the smart new
Oxfords for 1909!
In styles this year it's becomingness—choose almost any Oxford
you wish, so long as it has a short vamp. ,
Suedes and undressed kids are good — and how beautiful they
are! We have them? in pump styles and ribbon ties—half a dozen
Russia tan Oxfords are again to be in vogue—and you should see
the trimness of the models!
And Gibson Ties in patent leather were never handsomer. But it
is still hard to choose between the ties or these three button styles.
Even now we haven't mentioned the beautiful pearl gray Pumps
with little iridescent pearl buckles—nor the suede Oxfords in colors
to match gowns —but they are here.
And you may buy, Monday, any of the Pumps and Oxfords we
have mentioned above—any size—at, just
films. If he doesn't run an orderly
place he can't have a license; the
minute his place becomes disor
derly, according to the trust's
plans, the man will be considered
as a thorn in the side of the com
pany and a menace to the business.
The trust will issue two new
films every day, from its constitu
ent companies.
These films must be up to a high
standard of morality and photo
graphic excellence or they will not
be accepted.
It will cost millions of dollars to
produce these films. To view them
the public will spend many mora
In New York the trust expects
that half of the 550 show men will
go out of business, under the new
Screened at the yard be
fore delivery.
The beat prepared fuel
aold In Bookane.
Woyiin-as your Suit, Overcoat or
Gloves, and we clean them ao aa
to look like new before giving
them the final tress. Cleaning and
pressing ladle* and gentlemen's
wardrobes Is our particular busi
ness, and we bave made a reputa
tion doing this In first class style,
delivering the goods promptly and
making but a reasonable charge
for the service
112 Washiwoton St. Pheaw ML 736.
This $3.50 Dining Chair
A $10.00 Matchless Washing Machine
Special $7.50
The Matchless is a light
running, perfect machine,
worked with a rotary
wheel. The inside of the
tub is corrugated like a
washtub and the outside is
securely bound by counter
sunk steel wire hoops.
This is a splendid machine
at a small price.
A $7.50 Electric
SPECIAL, $5.00.
The Electric washing
machine is like the Match
less, except that It is
worked with a lever in
stead of a wheel.
Buy Now—
Here is a special that
should meet with the
Uiearty approbation of
all home makers who
are trying to make the
dollars go farthest. For
style, construction and
general excellence it is
one of the best chairs
for the price that we
have. It has a shaped
saddle seat that shows
the fine quarter sawed
grain to good advan
tage. The base is espe
cially well braced, hav
ing three stretchers in
front and on either
side. So that all may
have a chance to get a
set of these chairs, we
limit them six to a cus
All tk*

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