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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, $3.60 per year. By I*ll. thirty cents per month. $1.50 six months, $2.50 per year. TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS—The date when your subscription expires if n J? ,c ad<,resa ,aDel of * acn paper. When that date arrives, if your subscription has not strain been paid in advance, your name is taken from the list. A change of date on the address label Is a receipt •16 Front Avenue. Telephone Main 375. Postofflce Box <. The new plans, whatever their nature as finally adopted, can Hot affect conditions this summer. The best that may he hoped of them is that they will result in a plant of sufficient capacity ready in good season next spring. Therefore, there is still a breathing spell, and there is no rea son for taking up with the first plan that is presented, without studying it thoroughly. This fact is clear to the city council, and this is doubtless why the council referred Water Commissioner Reu terdahl's recommendations involving an expenditure of $445,000 to a committee, for further investigation. Meanwhile the new water commission should lose no time in per forming its task of finding a solution of the geneYal problem of Spo kane's future supply.—Morning Paper. This commission has not yet been entirely appointed. There are a couple of city councilmen still to be added to it. And when they are finally appointed what does that mean in the nature of relief. Can a commission solve the gigantic problem of securing a permanent water supply for Spokane, cover all the ground and possibilities, and procure the water immediately? Months must elapse be fore they can reach any definite conclusions. As Commissioner Reuterdahl maintains, it is the pres ent condition—a condition that amounts to a crisis—that is to be dealt with. The individual, official or newspaper, that can indulge in fine spun theories of procrastination and indifference to actual needs at this time are midsum mer aggravations of a pronounced type and poor assets to the city. They are shutting their eyes to the burning need of the day while pretending to look forward. Their petty ideas and schemes obscure everything else. As an instance it might be interesting to learn how much the publisher of the morning paper is suffering for water—the gentleman who demanded the use of 17 irri gating taps for the price of two. The Press is not suffering for water, but it knows that a big portion of the population of Spokane is. Hence it demands that emergency measures be taken, and will keep on hammering along that line until they are taken. SELF SACRIFICE AND CHARITY. We bear much about the "charity" of the richest peo- Ele. Andrew Carnegie gives libraries, John 1). gives for igher education, Miss Gould goes in for railroad Y. M. C. A. work, Harriman gives to a school for boys, Mrs. Rus sell Sage gives to various public institutions, and so it goes through a very respectable list. This is nice, but is it real charity? Tt comes under the definition of that word in the Standard dictionary, all right, but it is a charity which entails no sacrifice; indeed, it is pleasant. To many of us it seems that the word "benevolence" better fits that sort of giving. There is another charity which is real. This is a little of it: A certain young woman happened to see a certain little girl sitting on the curb of a certain dirty, miserable street. The young woman was a stenographer, a wage earner, and was passing through the street on her way home from business. The little girl on the curb had such a pitiful, starved, sick face and body that the attention of the voting woman was attracted, and she questioned the child. It came out that the child's mother, a deserted wife, worked in a factory, and the little girl lived alone in a squalid tenement flat and spent most of her time about the streets. Her head was alive with vermin, her body covered with sores, her clothes were filthy rags, her left arm twitched with St. Vitus dance, and she was a living skeleton. The young woman went to see the little girl's mother the next day. She told her that she was going to take two weeks' vacation in the country, and she would like to take the little girl along. The poor mother, half dead herself from privation and work too hard for any woman, happily consented. The stenographer took the little girl to her home and washed and combed her hair, washed her body, gave her nourishing food, got a doctor's prescription for er, put her tired little body into fresh new clothes, and took her to a cottage in the country. There, amid the sweet smelling trees, this young woman and the poor child drank in the pure country air, played on the ground together and every thought of the young woman was for her charge. The vacation is over now. The little girl is back with her mother. She still suffers from the nerve disease, but Otherwise there has been a wonderful physical rejuvena tion. She has learned her A. B. C's. She is happy with a few simple toys. She knows that it is important' to keep clean to be well, and she has learned to bathe herself. She is another child—her life was probably saved. Now, say, isn't this charity? "DRAWING THE COLOR LINE" PIONEER DROPPED DEAD. James Richardson, a pioneer of Rosalia, while chatting in a hard ware atorc at that place, suddenly dropped dead of heart failure. He was 66 years of age and settled on a homestead in 1872 when 18 years old. A widow and three children survive him. THE WATER SITUATION. POMKROY, Wash., July 2 —T. L. Armstrong of Garfield has sold 1690 acres of land on Alpowa creek for $25,000 to V. H. Rogers of Walla Walla. The sale nets Arm strong $8,000 profit over his pur chase price of a year ago. Entered at Spokane. Wash., aa Second Class Matter BIG PROFIT FOR A YEAR. Woman's Corner THE MIDSUMMER GIRL She's tired of the drooping hat that presses so heavily on ler perspiring forehead these torrid midsummer days, yet in her efforts to render herself more comfortable, this wise girl does not lose sight of Dame Fashion. She knows thit black hats never were so popular, so she takes a look around -and finally buys a graceful wide brimmed shape ,in black lace braid. She drapes it in voluminous folds of soft black satin pround the crown—a simple but effective and trini ming. She buys a couple of stunning hat pins of brilliants, and in stead of wearing the hat down over tho eyes as fashion has decreed in theh recent past, she daringly pins it back —off her face. ' Thus she vows to fashion in wearing the black hat, but openly defies her in th" method of wearing it. PLAYTIME THE NEW SAILBOAT. Benny's papa had just brought him a fine new sailboat, with real cloth sails. He teased so hard that his mama promised to take him to the park that afternoon so he could sail the new boat in the pond. Tag, his dog, went, too. Benny sailed his boat out with a little push, and Tag would swim out and bring it back to shore. Benny's mama sat on the bench nearby, and she said he must be careful not to get his clean white suit muddy. So far he had been very careful, but he thought it would be fun to put some sticks on the boat for passengers and sail it out from the steps, where the rowboats landed. He stepped away out. to the very edge of the lowest step and pushed the boat ever so hard —so hard that he lost his balance and fell into the water. It wasn't very deep, bpt Tag jumped in, barking and pulling his blouse, and the boatkeeper ran down the steps and helped him out. His mama was frightened and rushed down to see if he was hurt Benny cried only because he was afraid he would lose the boat, which was sailing away. But Tag saw it. and swam out after it, bringing it back to his little mas ter. He wagged his tail and grin ned as much as to say, "See, I've brought it back to you. Don't cry." Benny told his mama he thought he would sail his boat in a tub in the back yard hereafter. FAMOUS GROCERY GIVEN AWAY FREE SILVERWARE Save your coupons with each purchase and when you have pur chased $5.00 worth return your coupons to us and get a piece of silverware absolutely free. You can send the children or phone for groceries and depend upon it you will get lust what you send or phone for lest as good as if you called and salected it your self. Keef er & Brown, Props Phone Main 2303 Corner Bernard and Second NORTHWEST LOAN & TRUST CO. Real Estate, Investments, Rentals, Insurance Basement Granite Block, Phone M. 1460 ggj SPOKANE PRESS, FRIDAY JULY 2 The romantic girl used to tell- a fellow to read his answer in the stars. Now she tells him to read it in the gas meter. Cor RIVERSILE and STEVENS A Suit for the "Fourth" GARDEN HOSE AT RETAIL PRICES It's up to you to act at once if you desire to purclia.se a better grade of lawn or garden hose at a saving. Interstate Rubber Co. 417-419 FIRBT AYE. Between Washington and Stevens. "We're in the rubber business." HOME HINTS BY MARY To remove mildew, rub common yellow soap oh the damaged article and sift some starch on it. Rub well and put out In sunshine. Put c long button hook Into the bottle down which you've pushed a cork, seize the cork on the hook, jerk quickly and the cork will come out. If your pink linen dress shows sSgns of fading boil it with a square of turkey red calico and it will come out like new. Keep an old pair of shears in your kitchen—you can always find use for them. Trim the rind from slices of bacon and clip the edges to keep them from curling as they fry. Cut your vegetables for sal ads with your shears. Dried beef and cold boiled ham can be trim med into shapely pieces for serv ing. Trim the edges of steak, and cut out the bone before broiling. I cock soon Sauted Cucumbers.—Peel three cucumbers and cut lengthwise in half inch slices. Salt and pepper, roll in corn meal, dip in beaten egg, then in crumbs and fry in hot fat until tender. Corn Starch Pudding.—One pint milk, three tablespoonfuls sugar, two tablespoonfuls corn starch, and whites of two eggs. Heat the eggs to a stiff froth. Dissolve corn starch in a little of the milk, stir sugar into the rest of the milk, place over the fire in double boiler and stir constantly until the mix ture is thick. Stir in the beaten eggs, remove from the fire and fla vor. Turn one third of the above into a bowl and mix with it two tablespoonfuls grated chocolate and one teaspoonful sugar. Add a few seeded raisins if you like. Turn into a plain mold one half of the white mixture then add the brown, then the rest of the white. Serve cold with sugar and cream. Parisian Dye Works Has no branch offices nor agents. Office 605 First Ava Phone 2137. L. A. Lehmann Ttiere will be many suits sold in Spokane today and on Satur day. Every man who has not already bought a summer outfit will feel constrained to spend the necessary cash now. The Fourth of July without a new suit would indeed be a strange one. We feel sure that a great many of the new suits will be bought at the Chicago Store. Discriminating men will come here for they know that our styles are newer, colors more fashionable and values better than you find in most other places. The suits shown in the Riverside show window will give you some slight idea of the "cor rect" things. They represent fairly well the stock we handle, but of course for every suit you can see there we have a hundred to show you inside. We will be glad to have a call from you. Suit Prices, $14.00 to $35.00 DENVER & RIO GRANDE MAKE IMPROVEMENTS fßy United Prets.) DENVER, July 2.—Vice Presi dent C. H. Schlacks of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad has an nounced that between $3,000,000 and $5,000,000 will be expended by that road In improvements. Mr. Schlacks has just returned from a conference with the officials of the road in the east. Among the im provements are the building of a new union station at Salt Lake, the enlarging of the terminal facili ties at Grand Junction, Col., the double tracking of portions of the line in both Colorado and Utah and the purchase of 30 new locomo tives. Now for the fin ish — Saturday will be the last day to get your 4th of July outfit. This store is brim full of MEN'S SUITS A complete assortment of snappy styles-always dependable fabrics-all the ateSuteS X""""" d black-workmanxhip and trinnniags tbe yen,' beat- WATCH THE WINDOWS—THEY TALK. OSCAR SILVER The Big Double Store, Corner Front and Bernard Sts. "The Workingman's Store" WATCH PRICES CUT IN HALF SATURDAY AND MONDAY ONLY $40.00 Elgin and Walthams. I $20 00 $30.00 Elgin and Walthams $15 00 $25.00 Elgin and Walthams ..." $12 50 $20.00 Elgin and Walthams $10 00 $15.00 Elgin and Walthams $7 50 $10.00 Elgin and Walthams ....!.!!.!.«.. S5!oO $6.00 Elgin and Walthams $s!oO All Watches guaranteed 3 years. To be kept in repair free of charged H. BROH $ CO. Dr. M. F. Setters has removed his office from the Fernwell to suite 221 Paulsen building. Special attention given to diseases of women and children. ••• Gonzaga College Conducted by Jesuit Fathers, Spokane, Wash. Fall term opens September 8, 1909. FULL COLLEGIATE, CLASSICAL, ACADEMIC AND COMMER CIAL COURSES I.arge faculty. Thorough instruc tion and military discipline. Special attention given to physical culture. Write for hill particulars and year book now. Address President, Gonzaga College BPOKANE, WASH. "IF SILVER SAYS SO, IT'S SO." Snaps MEN'S SHOES AND OXFORDS Get your shoes NOW —shoes for every occasion—shoes to fit all feet—tans and blacks in all the ixypular leathers —heavy weights and light weights—satisfactory wear or your money back—that's the way I sell shoes. $3.50 tan blucher oxfords cut to $2.50 $4.00 work shoes cut to $3.00 $3.50 vici dress shoes cut to $2.50 $2.50 dress shoes cut to $1.75 $4.50 patent leather oxfords cut to $3.25 MEN'S HATS If you are looking for good hats at small prices, come here —all the latest shapes, all the newest colors—every thing from a 20c straw to a $10.00 panama—everything from a 50c wool to a $5.00 clear beaver can be found here. MEN'S SHIRTS Hot weather is here—get a cool comfortable negligee shirt—all colors and nil prices here. $1.00 shirts cut to 50c $1.25 shirts cut to 750 $1.50 shirts cut to $1.00 $2.00 shirts cut to $1.50 MEN'S FURNISHINGS If you want anything in BOX. ties; fancy vests, gloves, suspenders, garters, handkerchiefs, etc., get it here Satur day at a CUT PRICE. IN 18, 16, 12, 6 and 0 SIZES 504 MAIN AVENUE $25.00 suits cut to $10.50 $22.50 suits cut to $14.75 $18.00 suits cut to $12.50 $15.00 suits cut to $9.85 $12.50 suits cut to $6.45 Men and Boys' 1 Learn Plumbing Parents, have your boy learn th< plumbing trade, the best paid ol all trades. Plumbers are in de mand everywhere. They earn 86 t< $8 per day and have short hours By njy method of instructing 1 make you a practical plumbfer in months Instead of years, so thvl you will be able to fill a good po sition or conduct a business ot your own. Men can learn as well as boys. Edward McCaffrey Plumbing School Phone Main 1582. 20 Riverside Aye., Spokane, Wash. Day and night school. Visitor are always welcome. for the last day. No matter what you want, you will find it here Satur day and at a CUT PRICE.