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IHiiHai, S7C W J_** ■WBSCRIBERS—The date when .our •übscrtption ■ ZTiTTm IS *ddresa label of each paper. When that date 1 P*a% ■ yeanr avbacrlptlon baa not again been paid In advance. I •*■»• teken from the list A change of date oa the addrest an a rsoalpt. NOT WORK, BUT WAGES NEEDED , f. * oca 1 editorial writer the other morning, seeking hur iv«*3aly to fill space and slur a woman at the same time, •aid that the reason so many girls lived dishonorable lives Was not because there was not enough work, and that: "The many thousand homes from coast to coast clamor ing for domestic help laugh that argument to scorn." Oh, la that so? Let us all laugh, tee hee. Without taking the trouble to remark that the average r *'society queen" prefers a Chinaman to an American girl in her kitchen, and that the average treatment of a domes tic under the thumb of milady is somewhat worse than ; that of a cabin boy, The Press takes pleasure in proving i from cold, shocking figures just how much some editors I don't know when they get in a hurry to say something, . regardless. Here are some figures from the Homes Commission re | port to the United States senate, said document being sup pressed by various goody goody gentlemen, who prefer to make prostitutes to soberly facing the problem with . national legislation. There were 2000 cases examined of public women to dis cover what class they came from. Of the 2000 cases 931 —NEARLY ONE-HALF—belonged to the SERVANT CLASS! That just about settles the small spiel that the way to be good and pious and have a happy time is to fill those domestic positions that the nation "from coast to coast" is aching for, doesn't it! And if you want to know some more about this, Mr. Wise Man Who Happens to Be Editor, here are a few more facts. Of these girls nearly three-fifths were also working at some "paying" position. There were 534 that were get ting the wage of $1 a week; there were 336 earning $2 a week, there were 230 earning $3 a week and 127 earning $4 a week. Take the highest wage, $4 a week, take a city like Spokane, Mr. Wise Editor do you wonder that one more than a tenth of the girls recruited to the ranks of " prostitution, who get the magnificent wage of $3 a week, • seek to increase their income? • The cold bare fact is that women sell themselves usually ' after their best honest endeavor fails in giving them a de cent wage, yes, a bare living wage, and that in the big cities great stores and industries are built up on the theory: "If you can't live on $3 a week get a gentleman friend." There is a lot of hog wash and editorial rot about the need of girls for home work, and about chances for woman to make a clean living; as a matter of fact about the only chance left for the unskilled woman worker is in the west, and even here the squinty Chink, with his opium pipe in * the greasy folds of his near-silk pajamas, has a ten to one " chance to get employment, and sell beef bottles from the * kitchen rubbish box. It is not work girls need; it is an honest working wage. JUST KIDDING "We are no hogs; all we want is ths whole thing."—The Trusts. ****** Those substitutes for meat are fine on which to work up an appetite for a good double porterhouse. "Newspaper paragraphs are good for nothing else," says a prominent critic. Thanks, thanks, for that word "else"; without it we would be Utterly desolate. • •*••• Methods of getting up an appetite do not seem as popular a theme as some years ago. Ways of fooling one with "something as good as" seem to have the floor just now. CLASSIC FRAGMENT. Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard To get her poor dog a bone, But when she got there, by Jingo, I swear, She found cereal foodine alone. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. Q. —A perfectly adorable young man comes to see me often, but •asms too bashful to propose. How can I help him?—Mae B. Kiat. A.—You apparently have not been reading Robert Chambers' stories •r you would see how easy It is. Just begin: "Do you know, I'm not the least afraid to be alone with you? I would not mind being alone with you altogether, etc." O. U. KYDD. (From the Literary Digest.) Paris isn't so Seine as it was. —Deseret News. Senator Elktns doesn't trust the New England conscience when the subject is tariff.—Baltimore Sun. The cause of the high price of living appears to depend wholly upon One's political convictions. —Chicago Record-Herald. ••Chickens may be kept nine months," says Dr. Wiley. Much depends <jft Atao character of the neighborhood.—Toledo Blade. Colonel Roosevelt is too wise a man to return until Halley*s comet 4as got through with the limelight.—Washington Post. $ The usual thousands of liberal Americans will contribute to the Belief of Paris next summer, anyway.—Brooklyn Standard-Union. Can you understand why the automobile maker should hire a page in S newspaper to say that bis output for three years ahead is all sold? — BBicago News. A college professor who says that a working man can live on 20 dents a day does not specify the number of days he can keep it up.— Washington Star. Western man has offered to marry Carrie Nation. The Nobel peace hrute for 1910 is thus early disposed of, provided she takes him. —Cleve- faitd Plain Dealer. , If it la true' that among the Druids the egg was a symbol of eternity, ft presupposes a system of cold storage superior even to our own.—New fork Evening Post. We have discovered one publication which has had nothing what ever to say about the high cost of living. It Is the Ohio Penitentiary Itsws.—Toledo Blade. J* The president's assertion that the white house is a lonely place aWmds like a bid for another appropriation for traveling expenses.—Des . : |iMi Register and Leader. \ ' A federal court has fined the union hatters for a boycott. The beef npt haa.tfjna the same thing to the people of the United States.— pPlllllllSasl North American. < PuhHshers are seeking tariff interpretation which shall put a flat oa eti boohs whose chief value la paper. This is a large and rapidly TOPICS IN BRIEF Entered at Spokane, Wash., as Second Class Matter Wt)t &pofcme pre** Cbttortal JJage Horoscope Sunday, March 6, 1910. "The stara incline, but do not compel." Now shall they greatly dream, Whose minds hold a great theme. The Moon in greatest libra tion east on this day, Is in the sign of Capricornus. The Sun, In benefic aspect today, rules powerfully for all things of honor and principle, conferring courage, pride and honesty, and influencing the disposition to be noble, gener ous, free, open-hearted and straight-forward. Hospitality and visits of friendliness or charity are un der exceptionally brilliant signs. Today it will be well to for give Injuries and confer favors and benefits. Mean and sordid actions are under an evil as pect. There Is more promise of suc cess today for those who strive for honor and esteem than for those who seek merely money or worldly pleasures. Moderation in eating and temperance in drinking are suggested strongly by the signs. Travel is under favorable omens. It should be well to deal with persons having authority, either spiritual or temporal. In cities under the dominion of Aries there la likely to be some great popular excitement soon. The signs point most definitely to Marseilles, Naples, Florence and Cracow. Approaching configurations of planets that affect the me teorology of the earth as a rule, presage great storms. European astrologers foretell heavy loss of life at sea. British astrologers also fore tell great fires in London toward the end of this month. There is a sign of "an eagle spreading out wings." It is read as denoting the coming of a person proud, ambitious, cov etous of praise and demanding to be exalted to a great dig nity. Persona with this birth-date must be careful during the twelvemonth against confiding secrets to strangers. They should also avoid worry and fretfulness. Children born today are un der signs that indicate a free, generous nature, opposed to domination and inclined to ex travagance. NAPOLEON'S FLAG. Lord Archibald Campbell has presented to the Army Museum here a curious relic of Napoleon. This is the flag which the latter fiew In the Isle of Elba during his captivity there. General Noix, cus todian of the museum, has placed it in one of the rooms, where it can now be seen. The flag, which seems to have been entirely invent ed by Napoleon, although some say (hat it was In part suggested by thi.c of Cosmo del Medici, a for mer sovereign of the island, is lather a strange standard. It is square, white and fringed with gold, bearing three gold bees and a diagonal scarlet stripe. The staff carries a white and scarlet scarf, having also three gold bees. Na poleon does not seem to have used the flag he invented elsewhere than in the Isle of Elba, where he was a dethroned and captive mon arch. In France, although bees j were always his emblem, and were; embroidered on his state robes, his i standard was the tricolor. FAMOUS POEMS OF LOVE But, oh! 'twas hard to have him go—to know Day after day must pass without one sight Of him who was so dear, so dear!—to pine, And sigh, and long for one hand-clasp; one sound Of that soft, pleasant voice, to me so sweet; One glance of those dear eyes I loved to meet. Celia Gardner. UNPOPULAR SCIENCE The "Enough" puzzle: ENOUGH 321 5 6 4 Read the letters as numbered, and make ONE HUG with them. Ralsuli turns out to be still alive. Thus he joins the Deceased-But- Not-Dead club, of which the charter members are Bjornstone Bjornson, Tolstoy and King Menelik. At Wisconsin agricultural auc tion, prize winner wheat brought $64 per bushel, pedigreed barley $60, Swedish oats $44, best single ear of corn $6.50 —the highest prices ever paid for farm products. Nine hundred and fifty-seven thousand one hundred and five im migrants came to America last year, more than twice the number that came in 1908. Marie Dressier, Lelia Karber In real life, was born in Canada 41 years ago. A New York fireman answered an alarm and found his house afire. We doubt that he cut any more holes In the roof with his axe than were absolutely necessary for ven tilation. Dr. John D. Quackenbos comes to BY A. D. CONDO. AND COMING FROM ALDRICH, TOO ! ! *MOST ANYTHING Josh, Wite Says: "A church fair's like a barb wire fence—a man can't go through it 'thout leavin' somethin' behind." the defense of the blonds. He says they have an equal chance in life. Yeh. And brunets have an equal chance of becoming blonds while peroxide is cheap. Congressman Lafean of Pennsyl vania is known as the "Caramel King." He has a string of candy factories extending from coast to coast. A Brooklyn baby helped catch a burglar. After thi", measles and scarlet fever ought to prove easy. The wealth of Congressman Mc- Kinley of Illinois is estimated at $35,000,000. At the capital he Is known as the "Human Christmas Tree." . Dr. Wiley says let the women vote. Dr. Wiley knows that the hand that makes the soda biscuit is the hand that rules the ballot, any how. Blanche Bates' age Is 37 and her name off the stage is Mrs. Milton F. Davis. THE RULING MONARCHS. She asserts her independence and she pouts her pretty Hps, She is mistress of the whole do main she sees; In her eyes are dancing fairies on the dew-kjssed flower tips. And her laugh's the gentle ripple of the breeze; She proclaims her despotism with a mirth that's ringing true, Subtle morth that with the brook let loves to purl, And I humbly bow submission to her will, now wouldn't you If she was a curly-headed little girl? He declares his right to rule me .with a despotism wide Which I fear to ever question or debate, He has all the hosts who love him bravely fighting on his side And he even Is in league with luck and fate; All who hear him stop and wonder at his boldness to command, But I simply stop to bubble o'er with joy, For he is the gravest general In the sunset-ribbed land, Is this carefree little, happy boy. Klngß may rule with vaunted splen dor in their courts across the sea, And their wishes may be execut ed wqil, But the kings are not beloved nor proclaimed by you and me, For their despotism sounds devo tion's knell, But just come upon your sovereign, king or queen with roguish eyes, With Their laughter floating up to skies above, And we'll hurry and we'll scurry at the pleading little cries Of the happy little children whom we love. Trixie Friganza's real name Is Delia Edna O'Callahan. SUNFLOWER PHILOSOPHY. Fun Facts Fiction Froth Fads Folly When a boy breaks his own bicycle he breaks bis sister's while his is being mended. Let a wise man have good luck a few years and he will do as foolish thlnga as anybody. Grammatical Note—Consider ing the amount of hair a woman wears thes days it fa quite proper to speak of it as "them." We have remarked that when a man cannot find work, hia wife can. Lots of people are afraid of a cyclone who are not afraid of the devil. Don't fool yourself with the notion that you are . a good talker; ask the lyceum bureau and get an expert opinion. Father, in his future, Is al ways coming home In a new automobile, and mother, In her future, Is always going over the hills to the poor farm. A man who spends all his time following a leader never gets very far. The only reliable confidant In the world Is your pillow, and look under the bed before you confide in your pillow. can be quickly cured with BANNER COLD BREAKER. It Is different from all others, but don't make you sick. 25 cents a box on our guar antee. VERY BAD COLDS Published erery evening and Sunday morning by ths Spogana Wswa paper Co. Telegraph service furnished by United Press. THE PRESS DELIVERED —By carrier, 10c par weak. By Bail ona month 60c, six months 2.60, one year 14.00. Rev. Drifts and spouse celebrated their wooden wedding Thursday eve. There were more than a thou sand (1000) appropriate gifts, most of them being clothespins and toothpicks. WANTED—A live man to take care of live stock. Hi Hicks. Two new barns are going up. 'Rah for Greater Goosevale. The sewing club met at Mrs. K. Foozlewink's. The evening was spent socially Including fancywork and conversation. Inland Empire Napoleon DENTISTRY At prices never before heard of in the northwest. Best Solid Gold Crown d»Q C/\ 22 Karat $O.DU Best Rubber Plate <fc£ Cfi Guaranteed ipiJ.OiJ ABSOLUTELY PAINLESS EXTRACTION, 25c These prices are for the best dental work that can bo turned out by graduate and licensed dentists, using the very best materials, and our 17 year gold bond guarantee stands back of every piece of It. 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. 648. OPEN EVENINGS AND SUNDAY MORNINGS The Spokane & Eastern Trust Company Is Authorized by Law "To take, accept and execute any and all such legal trusts, duties and powers in regard to the holding, management and disposition of any estate, real or personal, and the rents and profits thereof or the sale thereof, as may he granted or confided to it hy any court of record or by any person or corporation." By letter of instructions or a simple form of trust agreement real estate, securities or other property may be entrusted to us for care and ' management, collection and remittance of in come, investment and reinvestment of funds and the conservation, furthering and safeguarding of the owner's interests in every manner. Correspondence and interviews invited. H. WITUERNPOON, Trust Officer J. P. M. RICHARDS, R. L. RUTTER. President Secretary Assets Over $5,500,000 As the snow gets thinner the reads is getting deeper. Spring Is nigh. Clara Mouseworth; our charming milliner, has dusted off the brown bonnet In her show window, this indicating the arrival of a new style. VERITAS. A company of Thespians in Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher's dramatic New York success, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," at the opera house Satur day. Zed Hornswoggle Is pained with an unpleasant broken ankle In his leg. BOOST FOR THE =AND BEST REMEMBER EXAMINATION FREE.