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ltt Division Street. Telephones. %l Kdttorlal, .T7«. TO MAIL SrUSCRIUERS—The Jate when .our subscription expires is on the address label of each When that date Arrives. It your subscription has not again been raid In advance, jrour name Is taken frcm the list. A change of date on the addVess label is a receipt. MATRONS FOR CITY AND COUNTY JAILS county jails. The Press desires to add its voice in urging the necessity of such action. A capable woman should be at all times on duty, to care for the women prisoners. Women need just as much care and consideration —they need more— behind bars and with the sinister shadow of guilt upon them, than when free and carefree. The question may be brought before the attention of the city council tomorrow night. A call has been issued for women to attend the meeting. This is a good idea. Let's get the matrons for the jails as soon as possible. Portland and Seattle have 'em. Spokane should have had them first of all. THE TRIAL DIVORCE; WE HAVE IT AT LAST. —~ — ———— court. The decision of the court expressly states that the husband and wife are divorced for five years, after which they can live together if they desire. A limited divorce decree necessarily implies an inabil ity, upon the pert of one or both of the persons divorced, to' marry until such limitation has been removed by the court—or in the case cited above, the period of five years has elapsed. It must require a brain of great prophetic vision and wonderful legal acumen to determine the period of .time that a divorced husband and wife should remain apart. The Indiana judge is to be congratulated if he possesses such a brain. We may in the future expect him to weigh on his "trial" divorce scales the hearts of each couple as they present themselves before him for an annulment of their nuptial vows. To some, out of a wisdom inconceivable to the ordi nary layman, this Solomon decrees one year, to otjiers whose hearts are stonier he hands out two, three or five years. At the expiration of the time limit set upon their connu bial affections we may see these selfsame couples taking up again the threads of married life. The time lock is a very valuable thing in business life, but only when set by the individual who KNOWS when it should unlock. There is only ONE who can safely be relied upon to set a time lock on two living, throbbing hearts. And HE is not on the Indiana bench. PENCIL POINTS Qccd evening. By the way, did you take our advice, given yester day morning, and try and create a few smiles on the faces of your friends? Try it this evening, and see if it doesn't make you feel hap pier, too. ****** Fair weather was predicted for Sunday. We got a very fair snow " flurry. **»«** 60ME DONT'S— Don't attempt to walk to your office without taking a supply of gum drops and pemmican. Don't 6hovel the snow from your neighbor's walk, especially if your neighbor is a widow. She may not have more than the work of three or four men to do-and needs the exercise. Don't forget your cold bath even if mercury is low. The best way is to let ice form in the tub during the night, break it when you arise and jump in. Don't forget to tell your friends how cold it is. They might forget, s * c see Doc Cook probably has gone to the north pole to escape the ex treme wintry weather we, are enjoying. WAR TO BE MADE ON NAUGHTY MODISTES OF UNITED STATES NEW YORK, Jan. 10.—Follow ing the arraignment of several I modistes and milliners of New ; York and Boston, who are charged with conspiring to defraud tbe gov ernment by bringing in Paris gowns, hats and other finery in "sleeper trunks," it is alleged today Chit many other arrests, involving] dressmakers as far west as the Pacific coast, will soon be made. It appears from the indictment that practically all of the overt acts charged were committed In the months of March and September, 1907, 1901 and 1909. This is taken a* indicating that the indictments still to be made public will have to do with fraudulent entries made in other months by other dress makers, as Frank Fawcett's "under ground express" across the Atlantic * is known to have done a good busi ness all the year round. It further appears from tbe indictment that FAIR DEPUTY AT WEE HOUR, DECOLLETE, SERVES PAPERS Takes Long, Cold Ride After Mid night When Duty Calls Her From Party. NASHVILLE, 111., Jan. 10.—Mrs. A. A. Cohlmeyer, wife of Washing ton county's sheriff, and the only woman deputy sheriff in Illinois, was at a social function last nigbl dressed in evening costume when an Official of the circuit court ap peared with injunction papers to be ser\ed in connection with a Finke- Harrts Coal Co, suit. Sheriff Cohl meyer was out of the city. Mrs Cohlmeyer threw a coat over her costume, and entering her carriuge faced the cold wind for a two-mile drive to the coal mine, and from there another mile to the NOW ISN'T IT SECOND ANANIAB. Dr. Cook fooled the whole world Doc, be said he had seuu the north pole; wild he stuck Uncle Sam's rah, rah banner on It Most everybody believed that Due wan speak ing tbe truth. Hut Doc told a hie fib. "Women of Spokane and | officials who realize the situation are urging the im mediate appointment of matrons in the city and The latest thing in "trial" divorces was served up to Mr. and -Mrs. William Woholes in an Indiana Fawcett'i place In Paris was taken by another man prior to the dl scov ery of tbe frauds by the authorities. All the New York dressmakers captured, two in Chicago and two in Boston, are named for conspir acy, together with Robert Schwartz, baggagemaster on the Red Star and "American line piers; Fawcett and Philip PhiHipsen, the city weigher, in the first count. The second and third counts tiring the further charge of "fraudulently and unlaw fully receiving, concealing, selling and facilitating the transportation" of the merchandise alleged to have been smuggled. It is the first count that contains the recital of the ovrt acts. Less than .30 trunks are account ed for in the indictment, but the government agents learned that the number transported by the "under ground express" was seldom less than 200 a year. home of the man on whom she was to serve the papers. The fart that he had retired for the night did not deter her. It was then more than an hour past mid night. She awakened him, and in businesslike fashion read the docu ments. BASK ON SNOWBANKS AND SWIM AMID CAKES OF ICE SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 10. —Basking in bathing togs on the face of a three-foot snowbank and running across cakes of lee is the daily feat of several of the mem bers ofa.the Koton Point division, I'nited States Volunteer Life Sav ing Corps. On one of the zero days of last week it is said that a cam era which was being used on the young men while . imaged iji their stunts absolutely refused to work, the lens being frozeu. TRUE FOLKS? SECOND GEORGE WASH INGTON. A man was found lying In • Pasadena, Cal., with a bullet hole In hla carcass. The man • said that be bad been on his • way to see another man's wife • when the bullet hit him. This • man said be gut jnst what was i coming to him. Honest man. • Entered at Spokane. Wash., as Second Class Matter "When a man hates ter observe his birthday, it's a sign he's gittin' old." With $1,G00,000, W. Gould Bro kaw says he is a poor man. This is not intended as an admission of his wife's charge that he is a poor husband. China expects ultimately to have a million miles of railway, and is building them as fast as the brake men are able to pronounce the names of the stations. Bifkins—Today for the first time in a year, I rejoiced to hear Miss Thumpem's piano going. Mif kins— Something really worth listening to, eh? Bifkins—That's what. I heard the installment people taking it away.—Chicago Daily .News. Graduates of Carlisle are said to be "making good." There is a dif ference between "Indians making good" and "making good Indians." Nebraska youth ate 16 bananas and died. This lad would have made a very poor Nicaraguan sol dier. "Golly, Mike! Are you alive after falling two stories?" "Why, that's not far; this is a 11- Story building."—Judge. Press Humor—Most Anything'—Have a Smile PRESSjOGRAPHS) "Do they serve elegant meals at that restaurant?" "Perfectly gorgeous! They combine the maximum of finger bowls wiilj the minimum ot food." THE SPOKANE PRESS, MONDAY, JANUARY 10 London suffraget disguised l»er self as a messenger. This is the reverse of entering the fast set. . We have the word of Mayor OWy nor of New York that "Boss" Mur phy does not wear horns and hoofs. Neither does Ben Tillman, but Ben carries a pitchfork. What is Mur phy's weapon? Kansas man is building a 50-mile railroad all by himself. He has two miles graded. It is thought he is building it for posterity. As for Dr. Cook, his wife being peeved at him. nobody loves him but the Eskimos. Xew peculiarity of American life, that a IG-year-old girl lives alone in a hotel. What wonder that she ia kidnapped, or elopse, or makes mistakes? PA IN-LAW, SHE SAYS, ECLIPSED HONEYMOON CINCINNATI, Jan. 10.—Appeal ing to the police for aid in finding her husband, Mrs. Myrtle Schauek Brennan, a bride of less than a week, today declared that her wealthy father-in-law was instru mental in luring his son from her. Brennan's declared intention of marrying her caused a breach be tween him and his father, according to her story, and the young man came to Cincinnati to get work. They were married here Decem ber 21. Son, 19, "Too Young to Wed," Bays Father. CHICAGO, Jan. 10— The cider Mr. Brennan admitted today that he had taken his son, James, away from his bride. "My son is only 19, and the women he married is 26," said Mr. Brennan. "He is too young to marry. I will have steps taken to annul the marriage if pos sible." Wiggs—Biggins' wife insists upon buying his cigars for him. Waggs—Horrible! Wiggs—Yes, she buys them to match his stockings and neckties. "Say, Rastus, kin yo' tell me de difference atween a wife who buys her husb'an' a necktie he kin wear, and a suffraget who am engaged to be married?" "Well, why am dey a diff'rence atween a wife who buys her hus ban' a necktie he kin wear, an' a suffraget who am engaged to be A Piano Sale That Defies Competition A Big Effort Will Be Made to Close Out Every Last Lucore Company Piano This Week Irrespective of Profit. More satisfied customers never left our store than those who purchas ed last week. Whether $96, $156, $168 or as much as $370 was spent, there was not a customer but that got a dollar's worth for every 57c. We have not hesitated to cut prices to the very limit to close this Lu core Company Stock out quickly and the limit price on pianos bought at about half their regular wholesale value means prices which you can't expect us to quote again. By this time the magnitude and importance of this sale should be known to every home. Not so, however, there are too many things to attract people's attention, so we must repeat day after day the singular circumstances which forced the Lucore Piano Company to sell out and the reason we secured these pianos at our own price for spot cash. This is a sale which has no competitor and which is acknowledged the piano event of many a year in Spokane. When you come and see how the prices have been cut and how desir able the instruments you will feel that yon just must have a piano. We don't want you to get the idea that these pianos are cheap be cause the prices are low. There is nothing included in this sale that we can't guarantee the same as our own regular stock and many of them, such pianos as Nelson, Gabler, Steger, Chase Bros., etc., need no recommendation, and to think that every one has been priced at the lowest possible figure. The $22-3 styles at $36f the $300 styles at $156, the $350 3tyles at $187 and even the magnificent art pianos are selling as low as $370, and payments as low as $5.00 and even $5.00 a month will be accepted. Eilers' iron-clid guarantee and exchange agreement eliminates from our sales all possibility of misrepresentation; we are responsible and no one else. The strongest test of a sale is what the public say about it, and the demonstration of the people in buying these pianos last week, even by telephone and letter, speaks louder than words of the values we arc giving. This is the time you have been waiting for; the time when you could have a good piano. You have never been able to buy one so cheaply nor on such easy terms as now, so come early and get the best selec tions. Cor. Sprague S^^f^dj&fbj* J*%& 1 and Post W ALLEGED HUMOR There is a streak of pessimism in us all. "This is poor feedin," mus !ed the cow. "Them cows is givin' less milk than they should," said the farmer. "I think the farmer is holding out on me," said the milk man. "What frightfully thin milk we're getting," said the customer. — Buffalo Express. The Man —She looks nice enough to eat. The Woman —M*yes; plain food seems to appeal to some people.— Illustrated Bits. Overbearing Officer (to mess ser vant, who lias run the gravy over the side of the plate)— Confound you, Smith! Look at this. You're not fit to serve a pig! Smith —Sorry, sir; I did my best sir! —London Opinion. "Marks is having a hard time con testing his wife's will." "I didn't know she was dead." "She isn't." —Boston Transcript. She —What would you do if you had money enough to supply your needs? He —I'd start in to make a lot more to supply my wants. —Boston Transcript. Stoute —It's very depressing to have a wife who is an invalid. Petty man—lmagine what it is, then, to have one that is perfectly healthy.—Life. Fred —So you got a pair of mit tens for ( luistnias, eh? Joe —Yes; but they don't match. Fred—How's that? Joe —Got them from two different girls. "Ah," said the fortune teller in mysterious tones, "bewftre of a dark man in the house." "Gracious!" exclaimed the young lady In the next chair. "I bet that will be pa after ho lias cleaned the furnace." REAL THING IN REALISM. Theater MagnaU—You say you have a sure-enough novelty in scenic effects? Genius —Yes, sir. It is a snow scene in which somebody shovels snow. MINSTREL MIDGETS ma nrted?" "Weil, one got a wonder fob a man, and de odder got a man foil a wonder!" i "\\ ill de audience please give our human baritone de silence while he sings 'A Joy Bird Kluttalis in Mali Heart When Dey's Chicken on Mali Stummlck.'" Published every evening and Sunday morning by the Spokane News paper Co. Telegraph service furnished by United Press. THE PRESS DELIVERED—By carrier, 10c per week. By mall, one month 50c, six months 2.50, one year $4.00. z ■ m "Blease, Osgar. make me der deflnidion of a doughnut." „" A dou ßhnut, Adolf, iss a nut mlt a hole vere der dough ought to 6. A. Heidingtr Manager Subscribe for ij now. Sunday and Daily Press. 10 cents per week. Call Main 375. Buy Your Leather Goods Here Our stock is most complete and we are prepared to give you the better quality of grips, suit eases, trunks, handbags, purses, card eases, etc., at right prices. Having Our Factory at .'lll4 Post street, enables us to fill all special orders promptly! We make all our trunks —that's why we give you such good trunk values. Spokane Trunk & Grip Co. Store: 9 Stevens St. factory: 334 Post St.