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Morgan lias just gobbled
up the Equitable Life As
surance society and its
hanks. He already con
trolled most of the impor
tant financial institutions of the east not controlled by
the Standard Oil company. He already controlled many
of the big railroad combines and other merged business
interests. Nothing like his financial ]>ower was ever be
fore known in this country. HE IS HAILED AS KING
Easy Lesson in
the King Business
A king is "one invested with supreme authority over
a nation." For "authority" read "power," and you
have King Morgan, for authority does not always mean
From the time the American youth first began to read
books in school he has been taught hatred of kings, and
lias learned that, since history first began, men have been
bleeding, and dying in order away with kings. But
today, in this republic wherein all men are born equal,
AYE HAVE KING MORGAN.
Kings usually come to the world by birth or usurpation.
King Morgan doesn't come by either of these ways. His
kingship is fact, not title. If he should say, "I am king
of this nation and have supreme power over all you peo
ple," we would get mighty mad, howl about our consti
tution, swear that we were free men, and make altogether
a tremendous stir—AGAINST THE TITLE!
Tital (authority) and power do not always run together.
A man may be a king and have little power. A man may
be a king through ]x>wer and have no title. Really, the
title does not make nor ever has made much difference,
either to the man or to the people over whom he was
The ordinary, hated king taxed the people that he and
his might have the best of everything. King Morgan does
that, for his big corporations evade their just proportion
The regularly titled king made the laws. King Morgan
does that, for he and his trust associates control our con
The ordinary created king held from the people vast
tracts of land, rights in all sorts of minerals, including
even salt, and enjoyed special privileges which he handed
down to his heirs as birthright. King Morgan does the
same, for he and his financial courtiers have seized valu
able franchises in streets, pre-empted vast tracts of min
eral, fuel and lumber territory, and monopolized tremen
dous natural resources for water power.
The brutal kings of history had the power to cut off
human lives v So has King Morgan. The ax and block
were quite as merciful as are the blacklist, the lockout and
the injunction. Only, under King Morgan's way, WE
DON'T SEE THE BLOOD.
ll' some foreign monarch cast greedy eyes on old King
Henry's land, Henry, king by birth, could call on his com
mon people to die for his land. We, of our times, support
a regular army of 80,000 men and some 110,000 militia
largely to combat our protests against the effects of King
Other peoples work, knuckle down and die in sub
serviency to a title. We wUI fight like blazes before we'll
call our Morgan king. But he has the king's power.
What sense is there in teaching our children about
Washington, Patrick Henry, glorious Bunker Hill, Lin
coln and Gettysburg, when we leave them fools as to what
those glories meant ?
Hail to King Morgan!
Hail to the man who, in a land of the free, has got every
man's happiness, every man's rights, every man's fate
under the jtower of his scejotef pf gold!
AND SHALL WE BE CONTENT \VTTH IT?
Wall street's view of Taft's message, as expressed by
Banker Clews: "President Taft's views were in many
respects received with special satisfaction. The emphasis
which he placed upon moderation in regard to the use of
the maximum tariff and his rational attitude regarding
railroad and corporation problems show his determination
to carry out necessary reform movements WITH AS LIT
TLE DISTURBANCE TO BUSINESS AS POSSIBLE."
People are beginning to get a little nervous over that Christmas
shopping. It's certainly a big problem, and the soon over with the bet
ter for one's tranquillity of spirit. •
We've run the whole gauntlet of the weather —fair, clear, cloudy,
snowy, rainy, foggy, slippery and muddy- within the past two weeks.
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Every rose has its bill from the florist.
Those were nice little articles the little Inland Observer handed
out every week for several months about the "great need of another
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The worst feature about putting things off until tomorrow that
some enterprising fellow is apt to do them today.
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Thai typewriter girl who could click off 6,000 words an hour was
hired by Jeffries before Johnson could get to her.
Oti, Twang fjoehmrar b«i come oot of the rut,
new aeroplane is quick running and groasod,
Aad «m hi> food airaaip ha had not a thing,
Nay, BAt even the ready to purchase a ring; A
And a laggard in loat and an all around loon, *1
Waa to wed la* iajr Wica that eaae aftcrnooaj
Sat jiauaf Uafclarar glanced at a window nearly,
And aw eoulfullj arnieprted. "Say, kid. lata fly."
Aad tka fair Elba aald nik a light iv tier eytt
Laid at* to it, dear 1/orhy, I tumbl.. I'm wiaa."
taaaa tb«y drove Uroagk taa wiudow and ahattered tko pia*,
Aad wart aff id Uu cmc la tka lrtf a.roabnM.
Ikaf mi wailing aad aWntiug and enlJe far a tap.
And aowaolwe to ana bettiag tka alrahq* would drop.
And tha bridegroom wai caaght to the auto aaaduae,
Whan the apark ping exploded Ik* tank of kcaaka*.
And from that day to Ikia ifc-ra'a us aiga of Uw pan.
W *>« toa*« taa poor aouple at ill ap u> ta« Mr.
Wkea ke rroaatd tha maid's tl.reahold the father Tow
With aoma uvage remonatraiiee concerning "a pup,"
"O, come ye in peace or come yo in war,
Or to roughhouae thu wedding, young Lard Lockinvart"
"I karc came with my I oat lore for one little word.
To crack but one bottle, eat one little bird."
(la tke meantime away front tka aigfct of tha bride,
Tka bridegroom waa (ranking kia motor eulaide.)
Tooag Whir.tar loaded kia glaaa to tka brim,
Aad ka uid to tka lady, "Tka driaka arc on kin."
Tkcn ka two-etepped tha da marl three tinea round the room.
While tha motor Car atirred op tka rage of tbe groom
The fatker waa wrathy, the mother waa acre,
Aa tka fair Ellen murmured, "Let a two step eoaic more."
Entered at Spokane,
Wash., as Second
THE SPOKANE PRESS EDITORIAL PAGE
Press Humor—Most Anything—Have a Smile
JOSH WISE SAYS:
"It ain't what goes inter a
mine pie that makes it a
mystery, but what ye don't
know goes inter it."
A full house of lords on deucres
to beat! (Wonder If the British
see this joke!)
Somebody has stolen the Ohio
governor's dog, but just so they
don't get his goat.
Some talk of hanging Zelaya.
That's what you might call intro
ducing the uplift.
Men have been killed for moose,
deer, rabbits and squirrels, and now
one has been filled full of lead in
mistake for a duck. The only way
to escape is to make a noise like a
The per capita supply of cash in
THIS ISN'T A SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPH.
Man-you-can-see: Why don't you come into the picture, old fel
Man-whose-shadow-you-see: 'Fraid to come in all the way—artist
might give me a drawn look.
Christmas coming! Hear the clatter
Of the children; what's the matter?
Why this pent expectancy?
Goodness me! what can it be?
Christmas coming! Sleigh bells jingling,
Frost and cold sets blood a-tingling;
Christmas coming! Old Kris Kringle
With his pack and reindeer jingle
Down the chimney soon will come
With the dolls and sled and drum.
Christmas coming! Old Folks blinking;
At the children's chatter winking;
Kindly hands and watchful eyes,
Fixing up a. glad surprise.
Christmas coming! Oh, what joy,
Little girl and little boy;
Hide the toys and trim the tree,
Soon we'll hear a shout of glee.
Christmas coming! Snow and weather,
Young and old are young together.
Christmas coming! You "remember
What that meant long gone December?
Years may pass, but still 'tis true,
At the thought Love springs a new.
Christmas coming! Magic season.
Why is it? What is the reason?
Why is grandpa growing young?
Why the songs so long unsung?
Christmas coming! Christmas here!
Willi its joy, its laugh, its tear.
IN FAVOR OF
In a joint debate on the
merits of the ordinance that is
aimed at the settlement of the
street speaking controversy,
held by the students of the
Blair Business college Satur
day night, the affirmative side,
championing the ordinance,
won the decision.
There were three speakers
on each side, and the question
was worded m this style:
"Resolved, that an ordinance
permitting free public speaking
on the streets of Spokane
should at once be enacted;
provided, that the ordinance
requires that those- interested
give notice to the police de-
There is a point where
cheapness ceases to he
economy. When you want
Real Quality and Real
Economy come here.
Why? Because he re
you find skilled experi
ence — Modern Methods,
Painstaking Dentists and
Free Examination and
Consultation every day.
Cor. Wash, and Riverside.
Over McNab's Drug Store.
THE SPOKANE PRESS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14
this country is $34.98. Speaking in
dividually, we can account for the
98 cents, but the rest of it must be
in circulation somewhere.
Horrors! Suppose Santa Claus
has the hookworm.
In choosing gifts of holiday liter
ature, don't overlook the presi
Mexican woman buried her baby
alive because it was not a boy.
Here is a woman who doesn't take
any stock in that equal rights stuff.
A girl from St. Louis, Mo.,
Was seized with a terrible fo.,
She killed about three,
But got off scot free,
For her looks made a hit with
She—Somebody has told me that
you already have a wife —a blond.
He—l assure you, dear girl, you
are the firet blond I ever loved.
BY E. J. BTURTZEL
partment of the time and place
of speaking at least one hour
before the speaking occurs."
The regents of the Washington
State college at Pullman at their
meeting in Spokane yesterday were
unable to make a selection for the
three vacancies that exist In the
The lack of it
keeps ns on the anx
ious seat. If we have
it we are prepared to
take advantage of
any opportunity in
the way of invest
The hest way to
assure yourself of al
ways having ready
money is to carry
with this strong
hank. We offer spe
cial facilities for sav
ing. Open an account
Union Trust Co.
The Msrbl* B?rk Fle>
THE REAL RIVER OF UFE-A
SWIFT AND WONDEROUS STREAM
DIAGRAM DRAWN BY DR. LATSON SHOWING COURBBI OK
THE BLOOD STREAM. SHADED PORTION REPRESENTS THJU
BY W. R. C. LATSON, B. S., PH. D., M. D.
The real river of life is the blood stream—that won
drous fluid that, starting from the left side of the pump
like heart, is propelled through the tissues carrying to
them the life-giving oxygen and taking up their poisons,
then back to the right heart, from whence it is sent to the
lungs, there to deliver up the poisons accumulated in its
swift circuit and to get a fresh supply of oxygen. And
the wonder grows when we consider that this fluid, of
which there is about two gallons, makes its complete cir
cuit, left heart, tissues, right heart, lungs, left heart, and
so on, three times every minute, traveling at the rate of
seven miles an horn-, 168 miles a day, 60,000 miles in a
year. No man has ever traveled as far as his own blood
Verily the "blood is the life." Into the blood enter
at once all the various substances taken into the body—
food, drink, the oxygen of the air. Out of the blood are
elaborated by the various organs all the many fluids re
quired by the body—tears, perspiration, saliva, gastric
juice, intestinal fluid and 20 others.
Purity of the blood is the fundamental essential of
health. Every disease has its origin in dysemia, or bad
blood. Keep the blood clean by free water drinking, pure,
simple food in moderate quantity and bodily cleanliness,
and you will keep well and live long in the land.
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Prices of tuition offered at the
Standard Commercial College by
the new proprietor.
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Everything home cooked and on
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We wish to announce the
opening of our strictly modern
cafe and lunch counter, which Is
in every way a first class cafe.
Excellent service and every
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Boxes for Ladies
Your patronage Is earnestly
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