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THE SPOKANE PRESS Published Every Evening Except Sunday By the Spokane Newspaper Co. UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION NEWS SERVICE Delivered by carrier, thirty cents per month. 13.60 per year. By mall, thirty cents p«r month, $1.50 six months, $2.50 per year. TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS—The date when your subscription expires 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. $1* Front Avenue. Telephone Main 37E Postoffice Box 4. SAUCEPAN AND AN OCEAN STEAMER. Saucepans are up. They have been up for some years. But the farther up saucepans go the lower tomato cans and corned beef cans and oil-cans may go. (N. B.—Xot the kind of oillcan you have, but the kind in which Mr. Rockefeller ships oil to foreign parts.) Tliere is a reason. Some years ago a big duty was put on tinplate. This was to "protect American labor and "build up Ameri can industry." The effect was to make imported tinplate cost more in America than it did anywhere else in the world, and that made the price of American-made tinplate high. So every dinner-pail, milk-pan, saucepan, tincup, col lander and other tin utensil cost the workingman and Lis housewife more money. American labor found some work in tin mills, but at no higher wage than in any other similar labor. A tinplate trust was formed under shelter of the tariff, and several young men became multi-millionaires. The man with the dinner bucket and the woman with the saucepan chipped in for these new fortunes. So did the man who put a tin roof on a house and the baby who had a new tin rattlebox. The largest users of tinplate are the Standard Oil Co., which exports kerosene in cans, and the canners who ex port meats, vegetables and other things, tinned. The high price of tinplate cost the oil trust, the beef trust and other canners millions of dollars a year. So the trusts had the law fixed by congress so that the owner of any tinplate that had been imported might get the duty back if lie could prove that he had shipped the tinplate put of the country again. That is, the United States treasury gave back the duty. That was fine for the oil trust and beef trust, but tough on the tinplate trust because it put a low price on foreign tinplate. So now the tinplate trust asks, and Messrs. Payne, Cannon and Aldrich agree, that if Armour, Rocke feller et al. will buy trust-made tin they can collect back from the United States treasury an amount of money equal to what would have been paid in duty if the tinplate had been inii>orted. This is called a "drawback," which is not a bad name from some viewpoints. The drawback is to be collected on all tin sent out in the form of cans. Now all the trusts win. You pay more for your dinner bucket and saucepan and then you rebate—through the treasury—any similar overcharge to those eminent pa triots, the beef, oil and allied trusts. There are a lot of people who want a ship subsidy to "build up our merchant marine." It is held that steel ships can be built so much more cheaply abroad than here that we cannot Compete. There is a big tariff on steel plates and beams. The price is high in America. American material for steel ships is sold abroad at about three-fourths the price charged for it here at home. Now let's see if the saucepan rule won't work in the case of the ocean steamer- Suppose it be agreed that all imported steel that goes into the construction of American-built ships be admitted duty free or the shipbuilders get a "drawback." That would result in a saving many times greater than the pro posed subsidy, and will make our shipbuilders able to hold their own. If a subsidy is paid it must come out of the pockets of the man with the dinner bucket, the woman Avith the saucepan and the baby with the rattle (when he gets big enough to have a pocket), but they arc already chipping in for the beef trust, the oil trust and the tinplate trust. To rebate (drawback) the duty on steel ship material would only sting the steel trust, and at that would only make it sell as cheaply in California, and Pennsylvania as it does in Scotland and Russia. This country must have saucepans and ocean steamers! Somebody must he stung. We, gentle rentiers, are being stung for the saucepans. Why not sting the steel trust for the ocean steamers? That would be a drawback, for fair, wouldn't it? Jmird An Instructive Holiday. Dottie and Floss were two sis ters. They were amiable and in telligent little girls. When not en gaged in the pursuit of their studies they whlled away the golden hours b harmless play. You may fancy how dear they were to their father and mother and kind governess. On a sunny day in the vernal season. Miss Jennie, as a rare treat to them for having well committed their logarithms and Banscrit lexi cography, led them forth into the meadows green. Drimful of glee and gladness, Dottle and Floss dis ported on the mead, while Miss Jeunie sat herself beneath an um brageous oak to read "Loreen, the Lunchroom I*dy, or How a Hair In the Hash Won Handsome Har old, the Horseshoer." "IM your pleasures bring you profit." advised Miss Jennie, "and lenru some lesson from your leisure." And doing a's she desired them, Dottle picked daisies for botanical apecltuuua, and Flosu romped with BY j?J?UD SCHJvJiriSR. a bleating lambkin to procure nat ural history data. "And now what have you learn ed?" said Miss Jennie, as they trooped back, flushed and happy from their frolic. "If you please, ma'am," said Dot tie, "I find that the field flowers do not have rubber stems like the flowers on mamma's bonnet, since they do not snap back when you pull them." "Quite right," said Miss Jennie. "And you. Floss?" "O, I have discovered that a lamb Is not a fish," replied the prattler, after a moment's thought. "A great truth of nature," observ ed Miss Jennie, beaming. "How did you acquire that information?" "When I hhoved it in the brook," said Floss, "the lamb did not breathe through Its gills." "You are. wonderful children," murmured Miss Jennie. "You may each have a dill pickle to eat." Don't argue. That la a bigger fool trick than drinking too much water. Entered at Spokane. Wash., as Second Class Matter. jREADE t MOST ANYTHING A WORD FROM JOSH WISE. "Some authors Is as busy as a hen scratchin'— an' accomplish 'bout as much." An American who paid $."230 for a bulldog in London must be very fond of bulldogs or not very fond of money. leader cites Moses as the MR. SKYJACK, FROM MARS. DAILY PRESS* MOVING PICTURES Here you see a cow. . f - . Whose cow? V Mrs. President Taft's cow. Does the cow give milk? /' She does. To all the people of the white house. Does she make milk out of the white house lawnT Yes, my dears, she eats the presidential grass and convei'is^ae same Into milk twice in 24 hours. -, Do you know her name? k 'C She is "Mooley Ooley Cow." ii u-. That's her full name. President Taft named her. ™, She is called "Mooley" for short. $ General Corbin gave her to Mrs. Taft. m M Airs. Mooley Ooley Is wearing half mourning now. It is on aecdWnt of a calf which met with an untimely butcher. 1 J Do you think It would be nice t have a picture of Mooley jofley put on all the white house stationery? * Well, nobody said It would. WHEN THERE'S A MIXED BROOD. The Duckling—Yes, I've bee.i trying to teach him to Hwim. ma'am; but he'll do better as a diver—he stayed under an awful long time. THE SPOKANE PRESS, THURSDAY, MAY 20 first to call a strike. Yes. and when the Israelites emerged from the Red Sea Aaron led the first walk out. The treasury and the commerce and labor departments announce that prosperity Is coming. Old stuff. Somebody said that during the campaign. "I hear you've Invested In a pleasure craft." "Whoever told you that is a liar. It's a canoe." "Do you think marriage Is a fail ure?" "Yes; and a man's wife is the receiver?" HID HER AWAT FROM SWEDISH "PRINCE" (By United Press) PORTLAND, Ore., May 20.— That society buds of San Francisco aided Carl Vrelman, self styled Swedish prince, in his assault upon the social walls of San Francisco because he was a foreigner and they wanted to be kind to him, is the declaration of pretty Winnie Rhoades of Berkeley, who is in Portland with her mother, to pre vent her from meeting Vreiman. She is the daughter of I. O. Rhoades, purchasing agent of the Southern Pacific. "I do not love Vrelman." she said today. "Those stories he is re ported to have given out about me accepting jewels from him are un true." The father said today his daugh ter will remain in Portland until the rumor of her engagement to Vreiman ran its course. BURGLARS STOCK UP WITH FANCY FEED Ham and eggs, milk and mush rooms, will likely be on some bur glar's bill of fare for the next month or so, and all at the expense of the Metropole market, 821 Sprague avenue. That place was broken into last night and a case of eggs, four hams, four sides of bacon, one dozen cans each of mushrooms, sardines, condensed milk and a 50 |>ound can of lard were carried away. In all the stuff taken was worth about. $40. Entrance was gained through a rear window after the glass had been smashed from it, and the op erations of the hungry robbers, who were perhaps stocking up for an excursion to the halls, were wit nessed by no one so far as dis covered. NO WOMEN WANTED IN THIS CHURCH (By United Press) ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., May 20. —A church for men, to have no women members of the congrega tion, is projected by supporters of Rev. Sidney Goodman, pastor of the fashionable Church of the As cension. Recently the minister came in for severe criticisms because he al lowed his hearers to smoke during the evening Sunday services. Dr. Goodman declared that to make men attend church inducements should be held out to them. He maintained that smoking aided his listeners to reflect and cogitate upon the substance of his sermons. The men's church will have club. rooms, a stage for vaudeville and a moving picture outfit. The building will be erected after the pastor's return from Europe in the fall. NORTHWEST BUYING CALIFORNIA BEEF (By United Press) SAN FRANCISCO, May 20.—A shortage of beef in the Pacific northwest has resulted in large shipments of dressed beef and live stock from California to Oregon and Washington in the past 14 days. Montana and Wyoming are unable to meet demands of coast states. All parts of California are drawn upon by northern buyers. YOUNG PEOPLE'S LUNCH. The young people of the Univer salis! church are to serve a noon luncheon at the church on Friday. This will accommodate the many friends of the church who are down town and also a number of high school scholars. This Beautiful Weather OUGHT TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR IDEAS AND MAKE YOU THINK OF PICTURE FRAMING. WE HAVE THE GOODB AND CAN FRAME YOUR PICTURES AT A LOW COST. CALL IN AND SEE US AND LET US AD VISE YOU. Keeth, Batley &Co. THE PICTURE FRAVERS 717719 SPRAGUE AVENUE ROOSEVELT RESCUES THE MISSING LINK COLONEL ROOSEVELT AND THE PITHECANTHROPIS ALALUS. (Lenseless Photo by Powwow, Nairobi.) Telless Aerogram From The Mombasa Liar. (Copyrot, 1909.) MOMBASA, May 20.—(Very Spe cial. I —Again has a runner come breathlessly from Nairobi with a startling dispatch, announcing that now Colonel Roosevelt has se cured what is evidently the only susvlvlng specimen of the true an cestor of man. the I'ithecan thropis Alalus. It was captured by Colonel Roosevelt himself. The f'ithecanthropic Alalus was flushed In the high grass of the Wallolah plateau. Just as one of his party was drawing a bead on it to shoot it as a species of dwarf anthropoid ape it gave the high sign to Colonel Roosevelt, who quickly dismounted from his poncho and snatched it up in time to save its life. It is still in its infancy, age estimated at about 11 years. No trace of its parents was discovered, "they evidently having fallen prey to Hons, and it was living on cocoanut milk and cocoanut butter. Colonel Roosevelt immediately adopted it and is roar ing it with giraffe's milk from a bottle, with the intention of taking It home alive to the Smithsonian Institution. The creature Is very intelligent, and has a slmplilied language of Its own which Its cap tor is rapidly learning, and very likely he will soon be able to elicit from it something of its his tory. The natives have affection ately named it llwana (link or "Lit tle Master." llwana Gink, needless to state, has become a general favorite in camp. Colonel Roosevelt promises to write $760,000 worth of books about it, and feels that this -find If yon are really interested in getting the most PBACTTOL, DURABLE and ECONOMICAL range produced, all we ask is that you do not invest in a range until you can see the Great Majestic and allow our salesman to explain its hundred and one unmatehahle features. To house keepers who are not in a position to use gns dur ing the hot Bummer months the Great Majestic is especially desirable, as its asbestos lined walls and riveted airtight joint insure quick cooking and baking without heating up the kitchen. Come in any time and let us tell you about the Great Majestic. A pleasure to show them. PRICES $60 UPWARD, ON EASIEST TERMS Buy Now- Pay L«t«r, alone amply repayshim for brav ing the dangers of interior Africa. LISTEN Ladles and gentlemen, with your kind attention we will now tell you about Owl Creek coal. It has very little ash. It Is a lasting coal. It contains wonderful heat It Is a ciean coal. And numerous other good quali ties which we will explain to you If you will call Main 696. Standard Fuel ft Ice Co. ••• Big Sales Small Profits Building Material BRICK PLASTER LIME COAL WOOD CEMENT PROMPT DELIVERY Capital $100,000.00 The Great Majestic Range IS THE MOST ECONOMICAL RANGE MADE All the Credit You Went No Man Is Poor who deposits s portion of his income regularly with this strong savings bank. He not only has a fund upon which he- can draw at any time, but he has the further benefit of the steady accumulation of compound Interest. Begin to Insure your future now by opening an account—one dollar will do it. We furnish you free of charge a con venlent little home say ings bank. Union Trust Company OF BPOKANE The Marble Bank Bldg You have always thought one grape Juice Is as good as an other. Complete and delightful dis illusionment awaits you in your first drink of Fremont Grape Juice. For Fremont Grape Juice Is actually and literally nothing but the pure juice of the grape no preservative added; no sedi ment or settlings; no tiny shreds of the grape remaining— and with none of the delicious flavor, none of the wholesome ness of the perfect, ripe fruit lost. D. HOLZMAN A CO., Exclusive Distributors, Spokane, Wash. The ELECTRO DENTISTS 518 RIVERSIDE AYE. 1 door east Hill's Shoe Store Sound tooth are essential to good health, and scores of people in Spokane are more neglectful of their teeth than of many less important mat ters. Tills should not he, especially when It Is possi ble to get first class work done by the Electro Dentists at a merely nominal charge. Come up to our oftlce and see us. It wont take you many minutes to find out what attention Is necessary. We will cheerfully make an examination, and if you en trust the work to us you will find that our guarantee of satisfaction Is a good one. Modern methods, expert practitioners, Up-to-date ap pliances and low charges make this office the niprft popular In the city. 518 Riverside Avenue. 1 door east Hill's Shoe Store Beehorn's Moving Vsa will give you the best service In the city. We also do a storage business. We are at your aervlce at any thus. Phone Mala 639. Seehorn's Transfer A Storage Co, Corner Lincoln dt. and R. R. Aye.