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616 Front Avenue. Telephone. Main 375 Postoffice Box 4. ! TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS—The date when your subscription ex pires is on the 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 the list A cbauge of date on the address label is a receipt. If we may believe the or gan of Wall street, we have the following as Rockefel ler's view of the income tax proposition: "When a man has accumulated a sum of money within the law, that is to say in a legally honest way, the people no longer have any right to share'in the earnings resulting from that accumulation." This is probably the view of the majority of the heavy accumulators. Any way of making money without getting into jail is justifiable, legally, morally and every other way, according to the Rockefellers, Carnegies, Vander bilts, Fricks, Morgans and the others of their ilk. The legally honest way is the way in which a thing can be done without infraction of law with penal consequences therefrom, and the big Corporations hire galaxies of the shrewdest lawyers not to tell them what they can legally do. but to steer them in doing things in spite of the law. But, the laws which, by sufferance or otherwise, permit of the formation of the brutal monopolies are not honest. A law of itself is never necessarily honest or just, or moral. Many of them are the product of bribery, vicious pressure or other sorts of conniption, and there is nothing honest just or moral about them. They are of bad character and, through the income tax, it is proposed to ameliorate their pernicious effects, since their evil character seems fastened upon us. It is probable that no man on earth knows better than John D. Rockefeller what is "legally honest." He could, probably, rub up against more kinds of law and still keep out of jail than any other man in America. But, he speaks above from the standpoint of the law solely, and he is, in his old age, passing as something other than a law-dodger, something in the way of a philanthropist and moralist. That his miserable millions bought an Ohio senatorship 25 years ago doesn't put any moral quality into federal legis lation perpetrated with that senator's aid, however "legal ly honest" it may make the tactics of the Standard Oil cabal. But the old man thinks it does, perhaps, and what ever his purchased tools do or have done to make human oppression, brutish monopoly and hellish greed triumph ant and "legally honest," very likely appears to him to bear all the brands of purest morality. And so the old man goes on his way toward death, satis fied that that is right and ought to be imperishable which has been made "legally honest" by Greed's infamous tac tics, and expecting to placate his moral obligations to mankind by donating a college or a hospital to those who have been squeezed, robbed or slain by his own hand-made "legally honest" methods. JOHN D. AS TO THE INCOME TAX. Tlie way to meet modern conditions is to train for them. That's a hint which comes all the way from, England. You can always depend on England for a useful: idea. The English are such a practical people that things which might he considered funny over here are accepted as quite helpful. It appears that a prominent strong man, one Mr. Arthur O'Connor —in Albion a strong man is Mister, not Profes sor—was bicycling in the street when a heavy cart knock ed him down. This, mind you, is pretty apt to happen to the weakest of us. We can't always elude a cart when we wish to, and we can't have much choice about the weight of the vehicle. We have to take such things as they come. Now in our case, we would have lain there supinely and permitted the cart to scrunch us whatever way it listethed. Not so Mr. Arthur O'Connor, strong man. And here is the lesson of it. Hear him: '"As 1 fell beneath the wheel I considered what was the best thing to do. In a flash 1 recollected my training in (sustaining weights on my chest. 1 raised myself on my arms so as to take the strain of the weight on the muscles of the arm. Thus 1 saved myself." The wheel, baffled, passed over him and bumped off on the other side, amid the congratulations of many admiring bystanders, who, it seems, had leisure to collect and view the stunt that was taking place. • From which the British exchanges argue that to prove invulnerable to drays and moving vans, all one has to do is to build oneself up into muscular prefection like Mr. Arthur O'Connor. Don't wait. Begin today. Take physical culture and take on a weight-lifting course. Begin with baby cabs and Velocipedes. Then work yourself up to sulkies and piano box buggies. After that inure yourself to the broad-tire vehicles, and finally you can laugh brewery trucks and freight cars and automobiles to scorn. Ha, ha, ha!—just like that. STUDY TO TAKE AN AUTO BLOW. PENCIL POINTS Visitors in this city all express admiration for Spokane's electric railway systems. The interurban lines compare. favorably to those in Ix>s Angeles county, California. Nothing finer in the country exists, in its way, than the interurban electric trains of Spokane, with their fine cars and parlor and observation cars. * • ••••• Spokane needs a new and large ''soft drink joint." It is Badly lacking in big ice cream parlors of modern appear auee. Business men. take notice. A fortune awaits Some enterprising fellow if he takes up this business. • •*••• Perfection is hard to attain, so' it Will not. be out of place to suggest to the Traction people that the Manito park car line could stand some improvement. The thing most need ed ia an improvement of the track. It is hard on the liver now. Just the very faintest hint of coming autumn in the ah g| A morning. Delicious, isn't it. Entered at Spokane, Wash., as Second Clasa Matter THE SPOKANE PRESS EDITORIAL PAGE MOST ANYTHING Maybe Jack Johnson had him self arrested regularly to avoid caching New York before Jeffries sailed. The St. Louis trolley company that wants balloons tabooed be cause their drag ropes destroy its wires may be one of those com- THE EVANESCENT LANDMARK "Yes, I've been back to the village and took a look at the old swimming hole. But it had changed mightily." "How had it altered?" "There was somebody actually swimming in it." THE SPOKANE PREBLV MONDAY, AUGUST 16 Shearing Mamma's Lamb A TRAGEDY IN EVERY MOTHER'S LIFE. "Girls rush In where widows f£ar', to tread.''. panics that kicks on eliminating/ grade crossings. Then again, may 1 be it isn't. ? 1 d i Of course, Cannon will not 1 re-' tire—at least without first taking X "night cap." ! | 8 ll New York magistrate sighs for a whipping post for wife beatbrs. Won't do. Some of the cream of society liable to become whipped cream. Orville Wright says his perfect ed airship will carry fuel enough, to last 25 hours. Usually it's the airship that doesn't last that long. That strike in Sweden has been growing stronger—due per haps to effects of the Swedish movement. MR. JELLYFISH KANGAROO SHY SOME CUTICLE » | NOW WILL SOMEONE KINDLY STEP UP AND SPARE IT A BIT OF SKIN? -MILWAUKEE, Aug. 16—They think a lot of their kangaroos at their zoo here —quite a whole lot. Nellie, an onyx-eyed kangaroo, lost a leg the other day. She didn't misplace it. The limb was amputated. That left a bare place on the end of the stump. Nellie ls still considered a perfectly good kangaroo, because even a one legged kangaroo can jump some. But Nellie won't be happy until her leg is healed. The keeper tried grafting rab bit fur on the bare spot, but it wouldn't take. He tried the skin of other animals. No go. Now there is a hurry call for some hu man skin. Human cuticle would do nicely, they say. Who wants to let himself be peeled for the benefit of Nellie? Don't all speak at once. Some phunny phellow had the effrontery to suggest that they graft willow bark on the stump and let her grow a wooden leg. Don't try a bluff with the eleva tor boy; he will always take you up. 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. TAFT FOR RADICAL REVISION DOWN OF 326 LBS. And Those Who Read This Should Not Repeat It, If They Would Gain Favor. (By United Press.) BEVERLY, Mass.. Aug. 16— All else having failed, President Taft has employed a fat reducing mas seur in a desperate effort to check the onward march of his avoirdu pois. Dr. Walker, the masseur, halls from Boston. Dr. Walker bravely asserts that his treatment will trim off at least 30 pounds "before the summer is over." If It does, Taft will be highly satisfied, for his greatest wish is for a radical downward re vision of his flesh. The president's, tendency to girth increase Is really one of the few, matters on which he Is Inclined to be "touchy." It is not a subpect to become facetious about, if one would seek the presidential pleas ure. It is for this reason that the actual weight of the president, 326 pounds (the weight before Wednes day's treatment) has been hereto fore kept from the public. If Dr. Walker can send Taft back to Washington in the fall trim and sprigthly, at some point short of 300 pounds, he will probably be in line for a permanent berth at Washington. PRESENCE OF MIND "Look, the fire's under control, yet there is a foolish man going to throw a crayon portrait out of the window!'' "Why not? That's his only chance to get rid of it." NAME'S APPROPRIATE ENOUGH — "You call that a Persian rug! Why, it's only a piece of rag carpet." "I know; but our Persian cat sleeps on it." And Still Goods Are Coming In We are offering you bargains in framed pic tures that will please you, and if you want any framing done, we can do it now at prices that are low. Give us a call and see what good things we have. Keeth,Batley&Co. The Art Dealers 717-719 Sprague Aye. 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. 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