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TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS—The Jato when .our subscription
expires is on the address label of each paper. When that date
arrives. It your subscription has not again been .aid In advance,
your name is taken from the list. A change of date no tbe address
label Is a receipt
About Proposed Recall
ers necessary to make a re
call petition operative, from 25 to 20 per cent. It is inti
mated that 20 per cent would make the recall a joke.
The names of 20 per cent of the voters on a recall peti
tion means that there is a good-sized objection going on.
When 20 per cent go to all the trouble of being actively
interested in a matter, and signing a petition, it's a ten to
one bet that the subject is worth airing, anyway.
And there's one thing sure—if the percentage on the
recall petition is made TOO HIGH, then it WILL be a joke.
The percentage has got to be made low enough to assure
the people that they always have a check over their law
makers and law administrators.
Cannonism and
gressmen are no hotter than Cannon. Most of them stand
for the same things he stands for. And not all of these
belong to his party.
There are democratic as well as republican tools of privi
lege in congress. We feel that we are on the safe side of
the truth in saying that most of them represent the people
not a bit more than is necessary to hold their jobs.
And jobs is the essence of today's American politics.
Even the president thought he could bring the insurgents
to time by withdrawing patronage. Ho evidently thought
they would trade principle for jobs.
All of the people ought to know by this time that there
is no difference in meaning between the names republican
and democrat. Republican rule in Philadelphia and demo
cratic rule in New York city spell the same kind of graft;
and the same kind of misrepresentative government. And
republican policies under Roosevelt and republican poli
cies under Taft are as far apart as the poles.
What is a republican 1
Roosevelt says he's one. But Aldrich and Cannon also
claim to be republicans. Here's one instance where things
are not equal to each other.
What's a democrat?
If Bryan, Harmon, Taggart, Guffey and Murphy are
democrats, then a democrat stretches all the way from
Bryan to Murphy. And they're as far apart as Roosevelt
and Cannon.
The truth is that each of the so called great parties of
today has in it every shade of political thought, from
extreme radicalism to boneheaded conservatism; and
neither stands out boldly for anything definite but jobs.
And the bosses of both party organizations, and most of
•the congressmen and state legislators represent eampaign
fund-contributing privilege and misrepresent the people.
At that the people are responsible for it because they
stand for it. They'll continue to get it in the same old
place until they swear off being democrats and republicans
and become free men. And they ought to learn from privi
lege how to do that.
Privilege is independent of party ism. By controlling
both party organizations, privilege wins no matter which
party loses.
■ But "there" is always the chance that some day the honest
TOterv Of this country will open their eyes, tear off their
party tags and labels, beat both corrupt party organiza
tions and take ]>ossessiou of their own government.
, Furs have "gone up" forty per cent. Are they trying
to reach the north pole, too?
* ••*•«•
The Inland Empire system is still refusing to make pop
ular summer rates to Coeur d'Alene and other suburban
points. The city parks and amusement places will receive
even more patronage next summer.
C The geographies say that Paris is on the Seine. It is
* more "in" than "on" the Seine just now.
*" This is a short month, but it will show a long record of
" building in Spkoane.
The humble bean is taking the place of the planked steak.
Did you get a good Sunday rest? If you did take a rest
in the right way, you will do fifty per cent better work this
Some restaurateurs in New York
have tabooed the star eyed maiden
with tbe molasses, mop and Anna
Held outlines. Tour "perfect stun
ner," they declare. Is undesirable
because for one tiling she wastes \
about 10 minutes "kidding" a cus
tomer before getting him to coneen- ;
trato on the bill of fare. Another is
that seats in her station are in {
such demand that' many regulars
Will bang around outside and wait,j
when the seats are full, rather than |
have some other waitress take their
"They are time wasters and a
continual source of trouble," it is]
declared. "Any plain waitress works
twice as fast as tbe dimpb d doll
and Is more reliable. I .of thf> chorus •
girl type dazzle the buldlioads over j
the footlights If she wishes, but she >
can't entertain over the top of a;
menu card In this boanery. Not If I
know It."
Fortunately for the Spokane wait-
VMM, whose average pulchritude is
w"ay shove par, thore arc no rays-1
•flnisrt In the business here One 1
gam Is quite a connofseur In the
gutter of blondes. Ufa brigade of
dfttolr waitresses is a big booat to
■Is bun!noes. They do tholr wora: j
jitJil»f|i I not "freuh," ad ko«p|
mmmm. Another will have '
(When the artist drew Poul Urn- c rid lug do«n the streets of
ChsmsW he put a railroad sUtPm s< m: in his pieUsm Iff we*
9Wf* thaa half a century befete there wcte railroads.
do not have to outshine the queen
of Sheba, but must have the knack
of being pleasant.
The manager of a busy downtown
cafe, whose long experience fits
. blm to speak authoritatively on the
job getting qualities of the plain
! girl and the pretty one, says: "Nat
urally, when a man is eating he
■ does not like to be waited upon by
a girl, pretty or plain, whose face so
! reflects her ill nature that every
' time she draws near he feels in
| cllned to throw his napkin over the
j cream pitcher to keep it from
I . "It is not good looks that count so
much, but a pleasant manner and
| the ability to 'deliver the goods.' All
' other things being equal, of course,
j the pretty girl will bo preferred.
"A comely staff of waitr"sses is a
great business getter. To many
men who have no home life, the
meal hour in the restaurant affords
I one of the few opportunities they
hay! to indulge in a pleasant ex-
I etuuigo of words with respectable
i young vomeu. A Rood regular pat
ronage is thus established. As long
cs the glrla refrain from flippancy
scd do not neglect their work there
io no ti otifcle."
Daily and Sunday Press,
10 cents a week. ~ ~ -*
Entered at Spokane.
Wash., as Second
Class Matter
Some kicking is being
heard from certain inter
ests concerning the reduc
tion of the number of vot-
Getting rid of Cannon
won't get rid of Cannonism.
The people will have to dig
deeper than Uncle .100.
A hig majority of con-
Cfje Spokane $res& Cottorial $age
Press Humor—Most/i^ything—Have a Smile
Miss Oillpickles Investigates the High Cost of Living as a Grocery
Clerk and Learns What a Lot of Things She Didn't
Know and Never Will
Why does it cost so much to live?
That is the question which I,
Diana Dillpickles, experimentress,
have set out to discover. Some
body has to find the answer, and
it might as well be me.
I have tackled the task in a
businesslike manner. Instead of
handing out a lot of free advice
about how to make a pint of bran
go as far as a peck of truffles, I
will put myself face to face with
conditions by working for one week
in a grocery. Where the food is,
there must be the secret.
I applied to our grocer, Mr. Rib
roast, for a job. I did not stall or
"I see that the hosiery trust," remarked Mr. Ultimate Consumer,
looking up from his evening paper, "has put a 25 per cent raise on stock
ings which it raised 50 per cent last year."
"How nice," rejoined Mrs. Ultimate Consumer. "That makes them
cheaper by 25 per cent, the difference, doesn't it?"
A, the main Bhafl through which air is forced, and up which (J <» |;<>ul is lifted. It is also the shaft
that draws the flames and fumes of every explosion. R R R, ths aw, courses tapping the main head
way (D) every 1000 feet, thus affording means of ventilation an£ Mftnuinicatiop with the outside
world when A is closed by smoke and flames. C, the surface. main headway, from which the
veins of coal are worked. 5 ;If
economy of mine owners is re
sponsible for 80 per cent of the
deaths. He also has a plan to
make mines practically Bate. He
"There is no good reason why
mines should be equipped only with
n main shaft. I hold that it is only
just ice to the miners and is also a
good property investment to spend
money to make mines comparative
ly safe. There are bound to be ac
cidents, but this tiling of suffocat
ing or starving men is absolutely
l "There ought to be laws compel
I Maw nine owners to oyeu. from the!
fourflush. I told him what I was.
"You won't find it here," he
said. "I don't, make the profit.
There's nothing made on canned
goods. There's little made on
meat, and what's made on that and
vegetables and some other things
is lost by them spoiling on your
"Then how do you live?" I asked.
"How does anybody?" he replied.
Which left me right where ; I
started, because that's what I ask
ed him in the first place.
However, I slipped on an apron
and went to work. I think I'll know
more about it later.
surface to the workings or main
air course below, air shafts at least
18 inches in diameter and not more
than 1000 feet apart.
"Then, if an accident happens
near the main shaft, all the men in
the mine will not be cut off, to suf
focate or starve. Air can be sent
ihrough the shafts, meu may be
hauled through them, or food and
water can be sent down.
"it must be borne in mihd that
all general explosions are caused by
local explosions producing a con
cussion which raises the coal dust,
which In turn comes in contact
with the (lame of tbe local explo
sion awl onuses the larger disaster.
A Baltimore school teacher had
encountered such a degree of ig
norance on the part of one of her
boys, in relation to the recorded
acts of the father of his country,
that she grew sarcastic.
"I wonder," she began, "if you
could tell me whether George
Washington was a sailor or a sol
dier?" «,
The boy grinned. "He was a sol
dier, all right," he said.
"How do you know?" the teacher
"Because I saw a picture of him
crossing the Delaware. Any sailor
would know enough not to stand
up in tlie boat.
Dining as honored guest with the
governors was Private John Allen
of Mississippi, whose very whimsi
cal way of saying things makes peo
ple smile. Me himself told- what
happened when he was once called
on to speak:
"I got up and said," explained
Private Allen, "ffeat I came with
the understanding that I was not
to speak during this trip. Then
someone cried from the other end
of the room, 'Yes, and I came with
the same understanding.' "
Admiral Moore tells a good story
of a peppery old seaman in the Brit
ish navy. During some tactical op
erations one of the ships of the
squadron had made some bad blun
ders, and at length the admiral
completely lost his temper. He
stormed about his quarterdeck and
Informed his hearers of his opinion
of the officer in command of the
erring ship. When he paused for
want of breath he turned to the sig
naler and said to him, "and you can
tell him that, sir!"
The man scratched his head
meditatively. "I beg pardon, sir,"
he ventured, "but I don't think we
have quite enough flags for your
If you want your son to amass a
fortune of several hundred million
dollars, Secretary Wilson thinks
'you should teach him to become a
middleman. —Kansas City Times.
It is all right to cut the cost of
living by eating inexpensive food,
but look at the lowa lad who ate 16
bananas and died. What good did
economy do for him? —Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
A Columbus man has paid $2500
for a dog. And thus the cost of
living keeps advancing.—Cleveland
The secretary of agriculture is
said to be investigating the causes
of the increased cost of living. The
cost of the investigation will help,
of course, to increase it a little bit
more. —New Orleans Times-Demo
While the air shafts might not en
tirely prevent the concussion, they
would afford a vent to the concus
sion and thus certainly reduce the
force of the general explosion.
"No great objection to this plan
should be nut with npon the part
of the operator, for the expense
would be small compared with safe
ty lx-ncfits to men and property.
"Averaging $2f>o per hole, or
about 1 cent for each ton of coal in
the mine, the total cost to the opt r
ator of even the doepest and larg
est of mines would be offset by the
many ways In - which these air
shafts . •Mild be used to tbe oper
ttor's financial benefit."
"Arthur Smith," said the teacher.
impatiently, "what is It you are
fidgeting with?"
Although the lad colored up, he
did not reply. The class "squealer,"
however, was ready, as usual, with
full information.
"It's a pin he's got," he said, tri
"Take it away from him and
bring it here," said the instructor.
The offending pin was taken to
her and there was no more trouble
from Arthur. Presently it was the
youngster's turn to read, but in
stead of standing up, as the other
students had done, he sat still and
looked frightened.
"Well, why don't you proceed
with the reading?" exclaimed the
teacher. "If you misbehave any
more I shall make an example of
"Please, teacher," stuttered little
Arthur, "I can't stand up, 'cause
the pin you took keeps my pants
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T. J. Humhird, Vice Pres.
W. D. Vincent, Cashier
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A 17 year oM irlrl testified in a
New York magistrate's court that
she had never been kissed. What a
curiosity a girl with that sort of a
record would be In Houston! —
Houston Post.
New York women smoke $500,000
worth of'clgarets a year, and that
isn't all they spend for puffs, either.
—Detroit Free Press.
That Los Angeles woman admits
that she faked those quadruplets in
order to please her husband. We'd
like to know personally the man
who would be tickled with an addi
tion of that size.—Philadelphia In
California is selling a few hun
dred million oranges and looks for
ward hopefully to a rich prize fight
harvest next summer. —Cleveland
Sarah Bernhardt announces that
she is about to embark on another
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And the United States will gleefully
contribute its dollars just as it did
30 years ago, when the divine one
first bade us a long, lingering good
bye.—Milwaukee News.
Codfish, too, is to rise in price.
That beef critter which played leap
frog with the moon, set a most in
fectious example.—Cleveland Plain
(By United Presa Leased Wire)
TACOMA, Feb. 7—R. S. Al
bright and H. A. Fowler, sign
painters, are being tried in police
court today for the first infraction
of the new billboard ordinance,
which does not permit anyone to
erect a bill or signboard over six
feet high anywhere in the city
limits. The case against the two
men is in the nature of a test, and
is attracting considerable interest.
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