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Hat* th« la mistaken. She has It only In her Imagination. IE WOMAN SUICIDE 15 MEN, 1909 TEN MURDERS AND SIXTEEN SUICIDES IN SPOKANE LAST YEAR Statistics on homicides and sui cides during 1909, prepared by the health department of Spokane, •how some unusual facts. For in stance, in most cities the number of suicides are far In excess of murders, while in Spokane last year there were 10 persons murder ed to 16 who committed suicide. Another strange fact is that only one woman committed suicide to 16 men. Eight of the victims of homi cides were men and two were Op women. Of the methods of shuffling off, | poisoning was the most popular, as seven chose this route to six that preferred shooting, one who cut his throat, one that employed drowning and one hanging. In the statistics on accidental deaths the railroads and accidents that resulted in injuries to the skull lead, each claiming 14 victims. Ten met death by accidental drown ing, eight were crushed to death, seven died from surgical shocks, five from asphyxiation, five from falls, three from explosions, two were run over, two killed by street cars, two accidentally shot, two poisoned, two scalded to death, two died of injuries at birth, one each died from burning, fracture of the spine, electric shock, fracture through lilting, fractured ribs and from automobile accident. Pneumonia claimed 129 victims In Spokane last year, consumption 80, heart trouble 67, niphritis 54. typhoid fever 40, enteritis and entero-colitis 39 and old age 25. The New York Sample Store Corner Sprague and Lincoln "The House of Bargains" The biggest and best sample store in Spokane. You save one-third to one-half. Habitual Constipation is very dangerous, and causes biliousness, im pure blood, bowel trou ble and appendicitis. With a constipated person, the poisons of the body, instead of be ing discharged every 2-1 hours, are carried back into the blood and cir culated through the whole system with fatal results. Nature's Own Cure Nature's own cure for constipation is vigorous exercise, which keeps the bowels in a healthy condition. People whose occupation requires con finement, are usually more or less effected with this trouble. It matters not how long you have been troubled or how severe your ease is, 1 can cure you by my wonderful method of Aleehano- Tlierapy, by giving your system the proper treatment that nature demands. I have cured hun dreds of others and sav ed them from the dead ly knife and can do so for you. A trial will convince you of my as sertions. Consultation free and charges very reasonable. DR. J. E. LYDON, Mechano-Therapist Hours: 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.; Nuoday, 9 to 11. Evenings by appoint ment. 310311 Auditorium Bldg. WRONG DIAGNOSIS. 000 TO Baseball Umpire Hangs a Jury—Crowing Hen Lays Eggs With Three Fines Himself—Doctor Fools Himself—Time Exempts Thief Who Stole $173,000—Hatches Red, Green and Yellow Chickens. JURY HUNG BY BASEBALL UMPIRE WITH A HABIT. (Special to The Press.) JOPLIN. Mo.. Feb. 28. —After striving for 28 hours to reach a verdict, the jury which tried William Costley of Webb C'ty for the murder last October of Ren Newman was discharged last night by Circuit Judge H. K. Bright. According to the jurors, they stood 11 for conviction for man slaughter to one for conviction for second degree murder. The man who decided upon the murder charge was formerly a baseball umpire. Explaining his refusal to change his verdict, he declared that he learned long ago to stand by a decision when he made one, and he was not going to give Up his plan now. Costley. who admitted kill ing Newman, but pleaded self defense, will be tried again. JUDGE WILL LISTEN TO NO EXCUSE FOR HIMSELF. (Special to The Press.) WELLINGTON, Kan., Feb. 28.—William Stotler, a newspaper edi tor and also police judge yesterday arraigned himself in his own court on a charge of disturbing the peace after he had fought with J. L. Ferguson, a tailor, in a street. Immediately after the fight Stot ler summoned himself into court. "Have you been fighting?" he Mked himself. "Yes." he answered himself, "but, Judge, I" — "Tut. tut," interrupted the judge. 'I'll fine five and costs." Ferguson was then arraigned by Judge Stotler and fined the same amount. The fight started over a story Stotler wrote about Fergu son. DOCTOR DRINKS POISON TO REASSURE A PATIENT. (Special to The Press.) SEATTLE. Fob. 28.—Mrs. John King of Helix swallowed a tea spoonful of aconite by mistake. Realizing that her life was in danger from the deadly poison she ran to Dr. John Griswold, a neighbor, for help. "Why. I could take a tablespo onful of that and it would not hurt me." said Dr. Griswold. To prove his words, he swallowed the drug. Doctor and patient were soon un conscious and it took another phy sician hours to restore them. The y will live, but avoid aconite diet. THIEF WHO GOT $173,000 CAN'T BE PROSECUTED. (Special to The Press.) CHICAGO, Feb. 28.—The employe or the United States Sub-Treas ury here who stole $173,000 in $1,000 bills on February 18, 1907, has not been indicted, and under the statute of limitations is safe from prosecution now. Boldenweck, the Sub-Treasurer, has been reimbursed by congress. It Is only a long chance that a thief as clever as the man who got the bundle of $1,000 bills from the government would show his hand at this critical juncture in the mysterious case, but now that danger of prosecution is over it is believed that the $1,000 bill man may be less careful in his actions and ihat he may start out to spend some of the $173,000. The detectives are still on the Job. 72 YEARS MARRIED ON WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY. Mr. and Mrs. Shalor A. Lewis of North Stockholm, St. Lawrence county, N. V., celebrated the 72d a nnlversary of their marriage on February 22. Mrs. Lewis before her marriage was Sophia Pelsue, and is 90 years old. Mr. Lewis is 95 years old. They were married on Wash ington's birthday. IS3S. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis are in good health and are active and in full possession of their faculties. NAME THE COLOR OF YOUR CHICKEN AND GET IT. OMAHA. Feb. 28—Gus Renze l Sar-lien. Three years ago the Gra Ben intimated that at the fall stre one of the floats with live chicken of the order —red, green and yell produce the results. Renze replie Renze bought a collection of c three separate pens, began feedin one pen were given corn and chop some dye that he compounded. I colored a bright green and those I yellow concoction. Inside of ten d each hen following out the color s went into tlio incubator. At the c of the eggs hatched, each producin trl-colored chickens thrived and a brighter. That fall they took thei floats and ever since they have be eggs and when these eggs have be olors have been hatched. One peculiarity of the Ak-Sar nal construction is no different fro RACE SUICIDE WHERE PEOPLE HAVE RICHES LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 28. —A comparison of the reports of the at tendance at the public schools in Lawrence at the present time with reports in the past develop the fact that race suicide in prevalent in the Athens of Kansas. There are now 3211 persons In the city between the ages of nine and 21. and 10 years ago the num ber was 3690. In the same period the population of the city showed Napoleon NEWS STORIES TOLD 111 THE SEASON OF TRUTH (Special to The Press.) Makes Good THE SPOKANE PRESS s artificer for the Knights of Ak nd Mufti of the Knights of Ak-Sar et parade he, desired to decorate s and wanted them in the tri-colors ow. He asked Renze if he could d in the affirmative, and he did. hoice fowls and placing them in g them colored food. The hens in ped feed colored a bright red, with n another pen they were given food n the third pen were fed with a ays the hens began to lay eggs, cheme of her food. These eggs nd of 21 days a goodly proportion g a chicken after its own color. The s they grew their plumage became r places as decorations upon the en laying: red, yellow and green en set chickens of corresponding c Ren colored eggs is that the inter m others. an increase of 2241. Tn 1900 the i enrollment at the city schools was 2645 and at the present time it has fallen to 2524. Along with these figures goes the fact that at the present time the truancy laws force more boys and girls of school age to attend than in the past. "Race suicide manifests Itself first among the intellectual and ; the richest," say economists at the university. "Lawrence is a city of cultivated people, and, hence, a city of childless homes." Press Want Ad 6 are result get ters. SPOKANE. WASHINGTON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28,1910. "You're getting to be a big boy, Willie. 1 suppose you often go to the grocery for your mother?" "Why, no, Uncle Jack. She always gets back before pa has to tend for her." f ITY NEWC V/ IN BRIEfO Cold weather has resulted in the humane officer picking up 35 stray dogs in the last few days. Some of the dogs were of select stock and are being held for their own ers or to be sold. RECIPE FOR BEST SELLER. Little drops of scandal, Little grains of rot, Make a famous novel Out of what is not. Otto Juckeland of the Washington Post has leased the upper floors of the new Germania building, at the northeast corner of Third and Browne to Mrs. F. W. Keegan, who will operate it as the Keegan hotel. The Retail Grocers' association has postponed its regular meeting at the chamber of commerce from tomorrow until Wednesday night. Arrangements will be made at thai time for the banquet to be given March 15. STEPS TO PRESIDENCY. "Pa," said little George, "I've chopped down your favorite cherry tree." "That's a good start toward the presidency, son," responded wise Mr. Washington. "Now split it into rails." A sale of 1500 lots, for a total of $300,000, in the new town of Na poleon, "the city of destiny," is re ported by the Willapa Trust com pany, owners of the townsite, in the first 36 hours the lots were on sale. The townsite is on Willapa bay, In Washington, 14 miles north of the mouth of the Columbia. Bids on supplies for the state institutions will be received up to March 15 for the year beginning April 1. The state board of con trol has charge of the letting. In formation as to the character of the supplies needed can be had by : pplying to L. G. Monroe, secretary of the chamber of commerce. "Is sin a skin disease?" asks a clergyman. Dunno. At any rate, the sinner generally in dulges in something stronger than sarsaparilla. Rev. A. C. Grier addressed the Economic club Sunday afternoon on the subject, "The Social State and the Social Man." Rev. Grier made a plea for the development STOP Paying high prices for your dental work. You can get the best guaranteed dentistry for Best Solid Gold Crown dJO Cf A and Bridge Work ipO.Ol/ Best Rubber Plate d*/» £f| Guaranteed ip\J.D\J In this office you get the personal attention of gradu ate and licensed dentists. No daps or cheap laboratory men. RED CROSS DENTISTS Northeast Corner Post and Riverside. (Entrance on Post.) "Walk 25 Feet Off Riverside and Save Dollars." Dental Nurse in Attendance. Phone M. &4S. OPEN EVENINGS AND SUNDAY MORNINGS NEVER STAYS TOO LONG REMEMBER of the unselfish side of human nature and said that when the church succeeded in making men conform nearer the principles of the Golden Rule that there will be less need for socialists in the land. He scored the action of the city authorities in arresting I. W. AC's for "disorderly conduct" for speaking on the streets, stating that the charge was not an honest one. in the light of the evidence, hut was used as a subterfuge. With a capitalization of $2,000. --000 the Roman Catholic Insurance company has been organized In Spokane, with E. J. Cannon, attor ney for the Northern Pacific rall orad, at its head. It will sell in surance to Catholics only, and has the approval of the high men of the church. Piano Bargains Our exchange department offers better bargains than any store in Spokane, because we have a tre mendous inducement in the genuine Pianola Piano and the Chickerir.g Piano. We also maintain the only com plete repair department. It is, in fact, a veritable piano factory equipped with machinery, compe tent mechanics and expert tuners. Every used piano goes through this factory and is put in first class condition. We go even so far in some cases as to put in all new hammers, new strings, re-regulate the action and refinish the case. There are a great many offers advertised and most of them attrac tive. W 7 e may not he able to write the best advertisement, hut we feel sure (hat we can give you the best bargain in a piano. SPECIAL OFFERS this week on Gerhard, Chase Brothers, Nelson, Bteger, Marshall & Wendell and a few odd styles of Player Pianos at prices that are sure to convince yon of the superiority of our values. Terms to suit your convenience. Corner Sprague and Post. G, A. HEIDINGER. Manager. SHORT SHAVINGS i.' * —/ ' Travelers visiting in Spokane say that the "hello" girls and news stand girls in the hotels here are prattler, on the average, than those in any other western city. The local hotels, in fact, seem to exert efforts to outrival one another in being honored with the prettiest girls for the stands and the phone exchanges, for their guests like to talk to attractive clerks. Most of the girls live at home, in the best parts of the city, and their hours in the hotels are not too long. They enjoy their work, and many a time little Dan Cupid plays a part, In the medium of these same news stands and exchanges, and the happiest sort of marriages have been the result. A drunken man, escorted by two friends, was seen staggering along Riverside avenue Sunday afternoon. | One of two things was sure: He either stocked up well on "bottled goods over Sunday," or obtained his surplus cargo from some "blind Pig." The god of the winds blew into Spokane yesterday afternoon and evening, and people sitting up late j thought roofs would be torn off. In ; i WICK ERSHAM & BAXTti Two Stores—726 Riverside Avenue, ' 3 Post Street. Hemp &t Hebert The People's Store Corner Main and Washington New Spring Suits «1Q ftft For Ladies, Values to $35 tpitJ»V < It's the most wonderful offering of up-to-the-minute fashions in women's gar ments we ever remember to have made. Every suit is brand new; latest modes and just what you have been anxious to see, little expecting to see them at the Sale prices. Such new shades as aviator, corn, reseda, leal', new blues, navy, smoke, slate, tans, etc., as well as black; in worsteds, serges, striped and check suitings, solid colored fancy weaves and invisible striped suitings. Sizes for misses of 17 up to those for women of 42 bust measure; styles of simple elegance up to those of more than elaborate trimmings and effects. Choice from this beauitful lot of new spring suits, worth from $22.50 up to O QQ $35.00; at the marvelous price of, only «J) 1 OeO«7 Up to $4 Hair Switches—All shades in real hair; straight or wavy; an extra good bargain in fine hair goods Boys' Hats and Caps—An odd va riety of up to 50c styles at, -| o each » OC 75c Table Linen —A good assortment of patterns at, per 48c Huck Towels—Linen finished, bleach- Ed buck towels; a good large | /\ size; 15c towels at *"v 25c Jewelry—And some up to 50c 5 all kinds of novelty pins, etc., at, A each 15c Percales—Neat patterns in good wide percale at, per *T _ yard • c American Prints—The best calicoes made; all colors and patterns, per A yard 50c to 75c Fancy Dishes—Dishes and plates, decorated chinaware, 20C 65c Wool Panama—Brown, tan, gray, navy, black; for dress or skirts; OQ per yard mttU%* Ginghams and Suitings—Washable cotton suitings and stripe ginghams; an immense lot of Swofford goods; worth up to 15c; per yard OC Women's Fleeced Hose—A lot of 15c and 20c black cotton stockings, Q fleeced; per pair J/C Boys' 50c Shirts—so dozen in 1 1 this special sale, at m 1C 20c to 25c Graniteware —Pans, dip pers, washpans, etc.; choice Oc 10c Outing Flannel—A great big f* variety of patterns at, per yard.... vC Fancy Linens—Assorted drawn-work and embroidered pieces, up to QQ_ 75c values, at swOC "What are they moving the church for?" "Well, stranger, I'm mayor of these diggin'a, an' I'm fer law enforcement. We've got an ordinance what says no saloon shall be nearer than 300 feet from a church. I give 'em throe days to move the church." Union Park the wind struck the flood waters and lashed 'em into a miniature raging sea. It was re ported that one citizen, on leaving the street car, was met by a boat to take him to his homo, and got sea sick on the way there. He is said to be feeling better today. ' MAY KILL 700,00 HOMELESS CATS CHICAGO, Feb. 28—There are 700,000 homeless cats in Chicago, according to Hugo Krause, superintendent of the Anti-Cruelty society. Since the advent of cement side walks and modern flat build ings, he says, cats are not needed to catch rats and mice and therefore he recommends that the surplus of felines be put out of existence by means of charcoal fumes. CONSERVATIVE SPOKANE BUSINESS MEN BUY BUSINESS PROPERTY AT NAPOLEON R. F. CRITTENDEN, 746 PEYTON BLOCK, SPO KANE, WASH., EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENT Men's Up to $1.50 Underwear—Most ly samples; in heavy wool merino or cotton, each O«vC Girls' Rain Coats—An odd lot of tan and gray cravenette coats, OC worth up to $5.00, at, only «/OC Ladies' Hats—A lot of fancy trimmed hats in a clean-up from our own stock; values up to $3.50, at, Ci\ only OUC Men's $1.25 Shirts—Hundreds of new patterns, styles and colors in a 'TO great special sale variety, at / i/C Women's Warm Shoes—A clean-up of all out- own winter felt footwear; all styles and sizes in up to £<% Af\ $2.00 shoes at S 1 /tV Women's Up to $3.50 Dress Shoes—A special variety of kid, calf and patent footwear; special sale CO price 3>*£.D«7 Men's Up to $3.50 Shoes—A cleanup of patent leather, vici kid and calfskin styles in various weightb, at An jq the special sale price of Kimonos at 59c—Up to 75c kimonos; short styles, in the special sale variety at, only O«7C $1.75 Linen Waists— Pleated and tucked styles, in pure white QA linen; bargain at, only Ot/C Ladies' 15c to 25c Collars—Stiff and fancy; plain and tuck trimmed; a B* special assortment at, only OC Up to 25c Fancy Ribbons—Assorted colors and widths, in silk or satin; f| special sale price, per yard t/C Trimming Braids—lsc to 50c values in fancy mohair and silk braids for dress trimming; special sale price, per yard OC Novelty Sateens—Dark colors in new patterns, dots ami stripes; 25c ■■ a values at, only JLfrC KOOI COAL To users of fuel spells Quality and Preparation PHONE, MAIN SS33 PHONE. MAIN 9494 Sold by the big company. Union Fuel & Ice Co Capital 1100,000 Office, 407 SPRAGUE AYE. Yard, 0809 DIVISION BTREET