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Telephone. Main 37S Postoffice Box 4. TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS—The date when your subscription ex pires is on Uie address label of each paper. When that date ar rives, if your subscription has not again been paid in advance, your name is taken from Uie list. A change of date on the address label is a receipt. Several Spokane busi ness men are taking the lead in a movement which should be carried through to early and complete con summation. This plan is to install up-to-date street lights on the main business thoroughfare. Spokane, in advance of her sister cities of the west in many things, is behind the times in the way of lighting. IjOS Angeles took the lead in the west. Several years ago two lines of splendid cluster lights were erected on one of the main streets, and now ail the big business streets have them. Attractive iron posts are used, and there is a cluster of four or five lights on top. They light the street very well, and make a very fine appearance. Besides Los Angeles, San Diego has these new light posts, and Seattle has just installed them. L. W. Button has placed some attractive posts around the Hutton building in this city, and he is an enthusiast for the project. A concerted movement should be organ ized and the plan taken up at once. LETS HAVE NEW STREET LIGHTS Those newspapers which are compelled to defend the new tariff law are getting their topsails reefed in an ticipation of a squall. They say that the law is revision downward. "True," they say, "enemies of society and other unde sirables will be able to twist the figures to make it appear that there have been no reductions, but only experts can unravel the mysteries of the schedules and the percen tages.'' Oh, no. One need not be an expert to know exactly whether the new tariff bill is good or bad. The people of the United States complained for some years that prices of necessities were going up faster than wages. They complained that trusts were multiplying and in creasing in power. Both the republican and democratic parties promised, if elected, to revise the tariff so that this state of affairs would be stopped. Now we rrted not be experts to find out whether the new tariff bill fulfills the promise. Here is the simple test: If between now and 1912 wages go up faster than the price of shoes and stockings and bread aud meat and clothes and coal—then the tariff has been revised down. If between now and 1912 the trusts shrivel and poverty decreases—then the tariff has been revised down. If you have less left in your pay envelope after paying the week's bills, then the tariff has been revised up. If labor wars are forced by trusts and the cost of living is higher and higher—then the tariff has been revised up. And you don't need to be an "expert," nor to study any "schedules" before you or your 10 year old daughter can tell whether you or the other fellow got the best of this tariff bill. The pay envelope and the family expense account will answer the question any day. OH, NO! WE NEEDNT BE EXPERTS President Taft, in his statement issued upon the signing of the tariff bill, enunciated a brand new doctrine of "protection." It had always been the boast that protection was for American industry, and the campaign handbooks always said that this meant for American workingmen. Our prosperous, highly-paid workingmen must not be brought into competition with the pauper labor of Europe. But the Aldrich Payne-Taft bill goes a step further. It proposes to protect the hard-working and honest American dollar against the pauper dollars (or pounds, francs, marks and shekels) of Europe. President Taft said in his statement: "The republican party promised * * * to make al lowance for the greater normal profit on active invest ments. " So men are to be taxed to protect "active investments." As soon as the "scab" capital of Europe comes over here it is protected, for gold knows no flag and no country. Why should the "normal profit" on capital here be higher than the normal profit on capital anywhere else! Ii it is, who pays? The man who borrows that capital or who is employed by it? The dogma of protection has been defended on the theory that it kept wages up; to defend it on the theory that it keeps np interest rates, raises the "normal" profit of the capitalist and taxes those who have not for the benefit of those who have—to defend it on this theory would be an interesting task for Mr. Taft in 1912. A Brand New Brand of Protection fIOSTA?MBING Man who flagged the Boston ex press before It reached open bridge ought to make a good poker player. He made it quit before the draw. Bryan isn't going to remove to Texas after all. Some sense to that. The Texas route to Washing ton isn't the easiest way by any means. Dublin woman who left $20,000 to aid stray cats, chose a rather wholesale way of "feeding the kitty." Sacramento husband of a board ing house keei>er paid her $20 a month for his food and lodging, and now she sues him for divorce on the grounds of failure to provide —Just because the old tightwad didn't put up for ber board, too. A mua in the back of the ball rises to ask if Danville, 111., is still chesty over Joe Cannon. The czar's visit to England is the next worst thing to the visit of an airship. "Evidently a brain storm doesn't abhor a vacuum." As the Wetwoods philosopher says: "Ah, death is a depressing thing, especially for .the deceased." Colombia has s new president named Valencia? Will he be a lemon ? Designer of the new Lincoln penny used up too much space next to pure reading matter with his initials, and tbe remainder of the issue is going tx> have them revised downward. Entered at Spokane, Wash., as Second Class Mstter THE SPOKANE PRESS EDITORIAL PAGE 'COURSE YOU,RE NOT CRAZY, BUT TRY THESE TESTS! Down in New York the other day a woman was brought before a magistrate on a charge of insanity. She didn't look crazy. After talking to her a moment or two, the judge commanded: "Shut your eyes and touch the point of your nose with your index finger." The woman tried. Her finger wavered over her face a few sec onds and then after an effort It reached her nose. If the finger had instantly responded she would have gone free. As it was, she was sent to an insane ward for obser vation. Now while you've been reading this you tried it on yourself, didn't you? Oh, yes, you did and you were victorious, of course! But if you accomplished the nose and finger test and are cocksure of youf physical and mental fitness, here are a few other "stunts," slm- THE ARTLESS ANSWER. "Ha, ha, ha! I heard such a funny choke abould a doctor." "Vot wass id; a medizin chest?" MR. SKYGACK FROM MARS He Visits the Earth as a Special Correspondent and Makes Wireless Observations in His Notebook THE SPOKANE PKSBtT, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 i v.*. .... , i gg= pie tests used by medical men, for you to try. Close your eyes and make a quick grab for the lobe of your ear. Can you sleze It—or did you clutch your hair, pinch your cheek or miss entirely? Better cut out the smokes and the drinks and tune up. Stand with your heels and great toes tight together and then close your eyes. Can you stand up a minute —or do you feel dizzy or are you forced to open your eyes to keep from falling? That's bad— you'd better take a good, stiff walk every morning. Stand with your feet together and then raise one foot. Can you stand that way for half a minute with your eyes closed? If you can't, you aren't in fit condition and your nerves are frayed out. Take a va cation and tune up. , i 7! Close your eyes, extend your arms from the sides, and try to bring the tips of your indejj fingers together in front of you. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Well, try It quickly half a dozen times and see how many times you miss. You'll not be so confident of yourself, per haps. Now try a little vocal exercise. Just a sentence, "Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran." Look at it and then rei>eat iit quickly—run right through It as If it were a favorite bit of verse. Or try this one: "How much. wood could a wo«dchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood." Or that old familiar one, "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pep pers; a peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked." Can you do them without stum bling and stuttering? If you can't the muscles of your tongue are not responding to your brain impulses as they should. Talk to your wife more at breakfast time. It'll be good for both of you. CRUCIAL TEST, THIS Special Correspondence to Tbs mum TRENTON, N. J., Aug. 12.— Nothing like spending your money to find out if it's good. So thought a mysterious individ ual who gave his name as "Mr. Walker of New York." He has been held over to the grand Jury, and this is his story: | He says he answered a green goods ad and came to Trenton with $10, for which he purchased $200 worth of the curio kale. Just to discover how it would go, he started a disturbance in the street in order to get arrested, and paid a $5 fine from his bargain bank roll. The doubtful five spot looked o. k. to Magistrate Williams. The next prisoner, who was fined $5, handed up a $10 bill, and the judge gave him Mr. Walker's V In 1 change. Prisoner No. 2 hied out to get himself a table d'hote meal to take the taste of station house fare out of his mouth, and tried to pay for it with the now historic finlf. And the restaurant cashier was one of those wise boys who turn over even a nickel to see if it is slick on the other side. He put a curse on the currency and flagged a cop. Result, the sleuths traced the bill back to Mr. Walker, who confessed himself greatly put out. He'd had high hopes when it went through all right with the judge. GET A PERMIT NOW Under the new ordinance pass ed by the city council prohibiting the holding of street meetings with out permission of the mayor, per mits are being issued today to the Salvation Army, Volunteers of America and the Church of the Nazarene. The new ordinance gives the mayor full power to give differ ent religious organizations permis sion to meet on the streets, but places a bar in the way of meetings of other character. The ordinance is Simply an amendment to an old one which has been attacked on numerous occasions and but a fe wmonths ago caused serious trouble be tween the Industrial Workers of the World and the police. It is rumored today that the I. W. W. forces will again attempt to secure recognition of their rights to hold open street meetings. DEMANDS $5,000 ON PAIN OF DEATH LOS ANGELES, Cal.—Mysteri ous blackmailers who recently sent threatening letters to three promi nent citizens of Los Angeles, be came active last night, and deliv ered another letter demanding $5000 on penalty of death to former Mayor William H. Workman. The letter was barely legible, and like the previous ones, was written partly in German and partly in English. The foot of the grimy page was decorated with a rude drawing of the "black hand." Once In a while every man won ders why people confide in him. WON'T PURCHASE WOODEN WATER MAIN SYSTEM The city will not purchase thei wooden- water main system in Mon roe park owned by the Pittsburg Land & Imprrvement Co. This was determined by the city council laßt night, when It ratified the recom mendation of the water commis sioner that the proposition to pur chase at $4,000 be rejected. . It is claimed that the system is old and worn out and will prob ably have to be replaced by steel mains soon. The owners of the system claim that it is as good as the wooden water systems in Manito and elsewhere, which have been purchased by the council In the past. BOY WORE BRAIDED HAIR UNTIL 16 FRANKLIN, Pa.—Harry Sanford, a year old boy, residing near Franklin, had his hair cut the other day for the first time In his life. He wanted it cut for a number of years, but his parents, proud of its luxuriance, refused to allow it. His locks when shorn weighed more than a pound. Up to the time he was eight years old Harry wore his hair loose about his shoulders, but of late years he has braided it and let it hang down his back un der his coat. MODEL LOOK! In our windows for the new things in fall boots. WICKERSHAM & BAXTER 726 Riverside. 8 Post Street. IF It stands the test you know it is good work. Then go to the Modern Dentists and you will find yourself one of the satisfied throng who leave our office day after day with their old teeth made new. You will find Our Prices to be the Most Reasonable, consistent with best work. MODERN DENTISTS Corner Riverside and Washington. THE BEST OF BAGGAGE for knockabout traveling, roughing It by land or sea, In all countries, and In all places, is supplied by us in the best qualities at the fairest prices. Every Trunk well made, metal bound at corners and fitted with lock and key. Proof against the hard usage of daily travel, ele gant In appearance, convenient in inside arrangements. None better made anywhere. GARLAND McFARLIN CO. 819 RIVERSIDE AYE. Seehorn's Moving Van will glvo you the best service In the city. We also do a storage business. We are at your service at any time. Phone Main 539. Seehorn's Transfer & Storage Ce., Corner Lincoln at. snd R. R. Aye. * Published every evening except Sunday hy the Spokane Newspaper Co Telegraph service furnished by United Press. THE PRESS DELIVERED—By carrier. 30c per month. By mall, one month 80c. six months 11.50, one year $2.50. 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Prices are cut in two and then halved. Suits, Shirt Waists, and in fact every thing in women's summer wearing apparel will be closed out entirely. %2 JPPAGUEAVi:.* THE BIG