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FOR SPOKANE AND THIS LITTLE AD Secured a desirable tenant: "Board and room, $5 per week. 0712 Jefferson street. Phone, Maxwell 3332-L." •ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS. SULLIVAN'S BRUTAL SYSTEM KILLING MAN OPINION DIVIDED ON TERMINAL RATE PROPOSITION LEGALITY IS GRAVE QUESTION THE PRESS SECURES SEVERAL VALUABLE INTERVIEWS. RATES ARE TYRANNICAL There it a divided sentiment among the business men on the ad visability of excluding the Milwau kee and North Coast railroads until they agree to grant terminal rates in their franchises. Everybody wants terminal rates, but the ques tion is whether it is advisable to hold a club over the new roads and take chances of losing them in or der to get it. There is no hostile feeling against the Milwaukee and the North Coast, but there is fooling against the Hill and llnrriman systems, Which are k sponsible for the rate Injuries so long endured by Spokane. The ar gument is offered that by holding out against the North ("oast and the Milwaukee Spokane is playing into the hands of the robber gang that has held up the shippers of this city for years. The shippers that insist on the terminal rate clause say such an op portunity as the present to secure Continued on page 2. LITTLE BOY MISSING The 3-year-old son of Mrs. Rice, who resides at W1217 Fourth ave nue, disappeared from home this morning and up until noon today had not returned. Frantic over the disappearance of the little fellow, Mrs. Rice telephoned to police head quarters to ascertain if anything had been seen of her darling. Cap tain Miles told her that the *oy w,is not at the station, but that an effort to locate him would be made.. Mrs. Rice did not give the name of the boy. She said he was dressed in ■ blue sailor blouse and brown knickerbockers, and that he is light complexioned. TACOMA ATTORNEY'S WIFE WHIPS PRETTY STENOGRAPHER;JEALOUSY THE CAUSE (By United Press Leased Wire) TACOMA, March 17-Attorney Charles K. George's matrimonial complications took a new turn when Mrs. Ida 1.. Austrian George came over from Seattle and jAipped Miss Orn L. Christie, George's stenographer, giving her n Severe hair pulling and some fis tic punches. Jealousy was the cause. A warrant was sworn out by Miss Christie's father for Mrs. Qoorge'a arrest, but she had re turned to Seattle. The police say she will be notified to appear in court. Miss Christie is In the employ of HERE IS SOMETHING THAT CHILDREN WILL LIKE! THE STORY CLUB BY EDMUND VANCE COOKE. Thl6 Story Club Is going to be a source of great enjoyment to those who love quaint, amusing fancies. The charter members of the Story Club are The Storyman and eight children who not only love to hear stories, but like to tell them. So they think up stories and relate them to each other and one story is funnier than the other, and they all enjoy a good laugh at the stories and at each other. And there will be pictures. Every reader of The Press can become a member of the Story Club. All you have to do is to help enjoy the stories. THE STORY CLUB WILL BE OPENED TOMOR ROW IN THE PRESS. OSTRANDER FOR REFERENDUM BELIEVES FINAL DECISION OF FRANCHISE CONTROVERSY SHOULD REST WITH PEOPLE. "I suggest that the railroads put the terminal rate question up to a vote of all the people," said Councilman Ostrander to day. "I am just as determined as ever to force terminal rates from the roads at this time. I, however, believe in the 'peo ple's rule,' and am willing that the final word on this question be by the people. "The railways can secure a special election on these fran chises and I want them to do so. I realize that the franchise must come from the council to be legal, but the roads can force the council to grant the fran chises by a referendum vote, as was done by the Heme Tele phone Co. If a majority of the people want to support the roads we can find it out in this way." GREEN BEER . BE JABBERS! There is at least one bar in town today that is reminding the thirsty that it is the Siven teenth of March, God Rist His Sowl. This First avenue bar has been dispensing green beer all day and though several pa triotic Irishmen have lingered long at the tap to prevent any A. P. A. visitors imbibing the sacred fluid, the supply is still holding out strong. It is a regular beer, appar ently it has not been colored locally, it tastes like beer and looks like paint, or rather like the deep green waves in mid ocean with the sun striking them through. Nobody but the bartender knows how it happened, and he won't tell, but all day he has been drawing from one of the regular faucets green beer, and nobody has seen him dump In any arsenic, though he. has had to tap several Hiberian kegs during the rush. tlie Union i,aii(i company, but Alio docs work for George, In whose office she was regularly employed until his matrimonial tangle neces sitated his leaving town for v few months. Miss Christie says Mrs, Austrian George and her sister, Miss Ben nett of Seattle, walked into the real estate office in the Bernlce building shortly before noon yes terday and, without words, stepped over to Miss Christie's desk and struck the young stenographer on the forehead with her fist. Site then rained several blows on the stenographer's head and chest and only desisted when her sister pulled her into the corridor. WEATHER—Showers tonight or Friday. Max. 68; mm. 44. TheP^ress THE PEOPLES PAPER SULLIVAN READY TO QUIT JOB LACK OF SUPPORT BY MAYOR GIVEN AS THE CAUSE. FEARS BECOMING GOAT MAYOR ON THE FENCE, POLICE DESERTED IN MATRON FIGHT. "Long John" Sullivan, chief of po lice, is said to be ready to quit. His reason is given as a lack of support by the mayor. Sullivan has said, to his intimate friends, that he made scores of enemies since going into office in order to aid the Pratt ad ministration in a semblance of car rying out its pledges. Now, when the chief and the police department are under fire, it is said that he has found himself but poorly backed up by the chief executive. It would not surprise some of the knowing ones around the city hall to see Sullivan throw up the job in disgust almost any day. This last attack, since the matron fight be gan, has worried Sullivan a great deal and his buoyant spirits of a few weeks ago have faded away. "Long John" is said to believe that the head of the city govern ment is playing politics and that he —"Long John" —is to be made the goat. This does not take well with Sul llvan, who believes that once a stand is taken the game should be played to a finish. SULLIVAN DENIES IT. "I certainly am not going to re sign,'' declared Chief Sullivan this morning. "I have not considered resigning and haven't even dreamed of it. Not for The Press or Davey Coutes will I ever resign- put that in the paper." A FAMOUS POEM OF IRELAND. I wear a shamrock in my heart. Three in one, one in three— Truth and love and faith, Tears and pain and death; O sweet my shamrock is to me! | Lay me in my hollow bed, Grow the shamrocks over me. Three in one, one in three, Faith and hope and charity, Peace and rest and silence be With me where you lay me dead: O dear the shamrocks are to me! —Hose Mulholland. MANILA. March 16.—The majority of medical men who are delegates to the Fur Fast era association medical confer • enoe today stated that in their opinion berl berl, the feared disease which produces parat ■ ystS of the legs, has its origin In the practice of polishing rice. By polishing the grains the outer covering, which contains • phosphorus, is removed. SODAS AND SUNDAES SPRING STYLES SURPRISE, ORDER ECSTA TIC EA TS IF YOU WOULD BE WISE BY PARA DALTON. Tin melting look of ladylike bisque once more Is turned uppcul ingly toward us. The chocolate dip comes forward again to announce she*s Just too sweet for anything. And the restive soda Is all ready to bubble over with—well, at least not soap bark, for soap bark has gone SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1910. SIGHTS ROOSEVELT IS SEEING AT KHARTOUM TOP PICTURE, AT RIGHT —GOVERNOR'S PA LACK, WHERE T. R. IS A GUEST. TOP, AT LEFT —A SOUDANESE FAMILY. BELOW, AT RIGHT—A BEDOUIN SHEPHERD AND HIS FAMILY ON HANKS OF THE NILE, NEAR KHARTOUM. ON LEFT, KHARTOUM MOSQUE, MADE WITH OHIO SANDSTONE. (By United Press Leased Wire.) KHARTOUM. March 17.—C0!. Roosevelt and his party bid fare well to Khartoum at 9 o'clock to night and on a special train will go to Assouan, where the former pres ident will spend a day. Mrs. Roose velt, Miss Ethel, Kermit and a num ber of correspondents formed the party. FRANCHISE TERMS TO BE DEBATED LIVELY SPECIAL SESSION OF THE CHAMBER OF COM MERCE TONIGHT. Great interest is centering itself around the special meeting of the chamber of commerce which will be held tonight for the puri»ose of tak ing action on the-terminal rate franchise question, which was brought tii> at the last meeting of the chamber. At the chamber of commerce luncheon last Tuesday, a resolution was Introduced commending the council for its action in requiring terminal rates from the North Coast and .Milwaukee railroads before granting them the desired fran chises to come into Spokane. Petitions have been circulated commending the council for its ac tion and there are many persons who are free to condemn the city fathers for what they have done Many real estate men have signed the petitions and many workers the way of the old pipe organ foun tain. Hut the new spring drinks? The new spring drinks are the new spring eats. Who would sound well informed on the DKSBBCIf and custom: - of soda grilldom no longer speaks in tonus of sodas. It's all sundaes. The sundae is to the soda- Co! ; Roosevelt's last day in Khar toum .-was a busy one. During the moruTqf scores of callers came to bid liiflfj farewell. Among those who sifted were members of the hunting party. Although Roosevelt will probably see all of them except Cunning hame, within a f< w months, he was ' visibly affected by the parting. have asked the people not to sign them. Councilman Ostrander, who is re sponsible for the amendment which was passid by the council, says that whjfn the load comes in it will oc cupy' land valued at $4,000,000, which is vow taxed by the city and for which the railroad will only pay the mileage tax. It Is argued that the railroads will have a steady force of 500 men under their employ and that their payroll will amount to $50,000 monthly. FIGUIOIIP TO BE DEPORTED S. a Japanese laborer who ha* ls(en in the county jail for as- BSlult With a (badly weapon for the past six months, is to be deported. The njalt lias been In this country lee's tjian three years and conies withrnithe deportation limitation. [flsMigrant Inspector A. F. Hich ardsoij will take the man to Tacoma Sunday morning. ST PAUL, Minn., March 17.— "ConaervCion of the national cap-1 ltal,"well us of national re- ' sources, was urged today by .lames .1. HW. in an address before the ' JMlnnAota Conservation convention. PresfeVnt Elliott of the Northern Paclttl railway presided during the moniipg session and President Nerthhip of Minnesota university during the afternoon. 'seutiflice what the Humbert case or the Chudwick case is to a high ' finance sentence. No authority would think of spoiling his rhetoric by leaving either out. "Tin sundae looks well and eats Will —so. of course, it Ik high p> hot," soda men smilingly ex .! plain. € i ' * The Press receives the full leased wire report of the United Press. The last semi-public appearance of the former president occurred this afternoon,.when he attended a garden party at the Grand hotel. Among the guests were a number of officials of the British government here and many of the most promi nent residents of British East Africa. ODDS AND ENDS LONDON, March 17—The praises of Theodore Roosevelt are. being sung tcday on every side. The ac clamations of the press and the people are the result of Roosevelt's sntnuilsstlfl and unstinted praise of the work Great Britain has done in civilizing and upbuilding her Afri caen possessions, particularly Egypt and the Soudan. Stephen Austin", a college gradu ate, recently arretted charged with burglary, says he became a burglar 'because there's action in it." Only three more years of Taft. T— aft —alk —ravel —ariff —lnkering —rlbulatlo: "BMB, ithni goin' tor be de fust mail to shake de han oh de Hon. T\ ddy Roosevelt," said a local col ored man the other day. 'Hats! 'Cause why?" " 'Cause— (yawn) — i don't want to lose a chance to Ret dat sleeptn atekneM. It sua h mus' be great to do nothin' but sleep and have folks stan' 'round an' wait on yuh." WHY THE SUNDAE? THERE'S A REASON. And how did the sundae happen— because it's too young to be listed iv the dictionaries? This is what the sundae men tell: The girl up the street and the man oh, very well, from some (Continued on Page tlx.) EIGHTH YEAR. No. 118. 10 CENTS PER WEEK. DYING AS THE DIRECT RESULT OF STARVATION DIET Thirty-Five Days on Bread and Water Too Much for S. 0. Chirm. HIS TREATMENT DEVELOPED DIABETES Up at the Deaconess hospital a man is dying today. Dying back in a screened corner, fighting for the ever-shortening breaths, with a ward full of weary wrecks, listening to the ever fainter gasp from be hind the screen. This man is dying because of Chief Sullivan's brutal system. Somewhere out yonder, sometime, Sullivan will face the wan, worn ghost of this man and answer; they say these latter.weeks Sullivan has been failing, losing his grip, yearning to get away from it all. It is no wonder; the wonder only is that he has stood the strain of hie brutal prison reign so long. S. O. Chirm is dying at the Deac oness hospital. He is dying be-: cause for 35 days he was given notning but bread and water, and in 35 clays that diet brought diabetes and certain death. When he went to jail he was a well man. It would have been more merciful to Chirm to have clubbed him to death in bis cell, the we eks of agony and the final awful struggle would have been saved him. Oh, yes, Chirm was an I. W. W.; he was also a man. For two years Chirm has lived in Spokane. Those who knew him best knew him to be | "TAFT AND ST. PATRICK THE BIGGEST MEN" (By United Press Leased Wire) CHICAGO, March 17.—The presi dent's official St. Patrick's day be gan somewhat like a Donnybrook fair. The slumbers of the president were disturbed by a shindy between Secret service men and a lineman for a wireless telephone company. The lineman insisted that he should install a wireless telephone in the president's car. The secret service guards of the president ruled otherwise. The lineman en deavored to back up his argument by waving a section of rubber hose as a shillelah, but was speedily sub dued by the government agents, who possess Celtic names and I Celtic blood. JUST LISTEN TO THESE GEMS FROM THE EMERALD ISLE The following poems by well known local composers are espec ially suited to the day: Ireland was Ireland when England was a pup; Ireland will be Ireland when Eng land's all done up. - Patrick O Shaughuessy. The ludian with his pips of peace will surely pass away; But the Irishman with his piece of pipe will last forever and aye. —John O'Rourke. TOASTS TO THE SHAMROCK. Oh, Erin, fair emerald Isle of the sea. How long shall we sigh for thy liberty? The best we can do away over here Is drink to her health in a schooner of beer. —Jiouule Durkln. j THE INLANO^EMPIRB PENNIES Invested In Preee Want Ada find tenants, Buyers and help. Ada taken by phone at no extra coat, Main 379. I scrupulously, even fanatically, hon est. He never drank, his personal life was clean as his public life was zealously devoted to what he thought was the riglK thing. Quite a considerable lot of boast ing has been done by soft-speaking "ministers" about the early Chris tian martyrs, but no martyr of any age died a harder death for a prin ciple as he saw it than did Chirm, I who is trying so hard out in the hot ward on the hill to live until the peaceful sundown. Nowhere but In Spokane- under (Continued on Page 2.) When the president arrived at the La Salle hotel be expressed sympathy for the woman who had dashed before his automobile. He asked her name and was informed that she gave the police the name of Mrs. Jennie Mud, and her age as 65. I The president was told that she , was being held pending an investl : gation of her mental condition. She told the police that "Taft and Bt. I Patrick are the biggest men on | earth and also that she wanted to ; ride on the front end of Tuft's auto \ mobile. In the course of the day Taft encountered a huge automo ; bile filled with militant suffrageta j and bearing the sign, "No votes; mo tax." Oh, Erin, oh, Erin, so long in the shade. Thy star will shine out when the brightest will fade; So here's to old Erin, in shade or in shine. And to—stop it: I take no water In mine. —Dr. P. S. Byrne. Give me the land of the shamrock green. The land of the harp ho silent > -seen; Give me the stuff seven yean In the wood. This seventeenth day to me looks so good. —Con Crowley. Erin, the tear and the smile la thine eyes Blend like the rainbow that hangs in the skies. The ralubow be bunged, and the tear with It, too; The "smile"" is the thing far see and for you. | —Officer 4*Miaa.