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DR. MA THEWS IS AS GOOD AS A CIRCUS teal Suffragist Takes a Hot Shot at Seattle Divine in Letter to The Press—"He Is Suffering From Notor itis"—"Ranting, Long-Haired Preacher." Editor of The Props: T desire to reply to Dr. Mark A. Mathews's of Seattle attack on women in your issue of April Ist. He says: "Suf frage agitators are female freaks suffering from male-itis," which he interprets as "desire-itis." Of all the accounts that have reached me of tomfoolery stunts performed by foolish freaks on All Fools' 11ay. the unsound ranting of the long-haired, spectacular preach tT from the sound city is the worst. ■ Had 1 not previously heard some thing of the opinions on the wom an's suffragt question of this indi vidual, who claims to be pastor of one of the largest Protestant churches In the United States. 1 would think he was Buffering from NOTOKiTIS. bj his attempt to per petrate this April Fool's joke. I was once told when in Seattle that I shculd go to hear Dr. Mat thews, he was a<- good as a circus. I reolied that I had been reared ac cording to Episcopalian methods aod believed in the "eternal fitness" of things: that I preferred my re ligious devotion conducted decently and in order: also that I preferred to witness circus performances in a tent with proper accompaniment. DR. MATTHEWS NOT REAL MAN? Dr. Mathews says women are "suffering from male-itis and a de sire to be and do as men do." Hod forbid! Intellectual, womanly WO MBS, such as you will find among the advocates of woman's suffrage, have no desire to be as some men are. bal wish to help real men with their vote to make this old world a better place in which to live. Pre vailing conditions prove thai men are unable to cope with the situ ation alone Realizing Iheir impo tency, they are going to place the ballot in the hands of the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters of the nation to aid them in the pro tection of the race. The doctor says "the ballot is not a right, but a privilege conferred: that it has always been restricted and always will be." The only re strictions placed upon the ballot are those of criminals, idiots, pau pers and American women. "Oh. the pity of it." that Belt respecting, self supporting, laxpaying women RHMt submit to the humiliation of The Oregon Trunk Railway has purchased 27 1-2 acres in the heart of HILLMAN. This fact alone settles the future of the new city as a big railroad center of the Deschutes Valley. The confidence of James J. Hill should be sufficient for anyone. You have the opportunity of participating in the unequaled prosperity of the Deschutes Valley, and can lay the foundation of a new fortune. Hillman is the logical center and the real heart of this wonderful country. The junction of four railroads. Hill and Harriman ARE NOW EMPLOYING NINE THOUSAND MEN, AND EXPENDING $21,- 000,000 TO THROW OPEN THIS EMP IRE OF WEALTH, BOTH PASS ING THROUGH HILL- MAN, THE GATEWAY TO ALL THESE RESOURCES. Tear it diit: cut it out. but mail it to Uf at once. COOFEB ft TAYLOR, 124 W T aIJ St.. Spo kane, Wash. Gentlemen; Please mail me at once illustrated booklet, describing the DES CHUTES VALLEY AND THE TOWNSITE OP HILLMAN. Sign Niime Here Addrehs in Full begging this privilege at the hands of the <>iil> class which can confer it —men voters. The class of voters most bitterly opposed to granting this iust privilege to women is women's proteges —the preachers. It is a well known fact that if it were not for the support the women give the churches, preachers would BOOQ have to look for other occupa tions. WOMEN GOT MONEY. THEN BARRED. I presume the women of Seattle owe the ins.lie of disbarment from the missionary convention banquet to Dr. Mathews and those of his stamp. 1 am surprised they did not add Injury to ir.su!' by asking th'j good Bisters to cobh and serve for their masters, as did the pntrlnchs of old. Oh, the shame of it. that women in this enl ghtened age are not awakened to the fallacy of hold ing church socials and raising money for the support of men who represent Institutions and who dare insult them by refusing them a place at the banquet board. Raising mom y for foreign mis sions is another system that should be relegated to the past. "Charity begins at home." Even in Dr. Math ews' own city. Seattle, men and women who desire to follow the ex ample o r the lowly Nasarene can find sufficient work among' Amer ican giris to employ their time profitably and righteously. Statistics show that "during the month of October, 1908. over $r,ooo was paid Into the police fund in Se attle as fines by prostitute women —each woman being fined $10 a month." MATHEWS MIGHT MAKE BLACKSMITH. Bear this in mind, women—that it takes lest time and labor to go to the poll? and cast a vote in the interest of the home than it does to raise money to support preachers, who might have made good black smiths and might prove a mighty sight more successful as such. Dr. Mathews says that "these fe male freak.- are the curse of the domestic life. They are the cause of social unrest: that any of them could marry in 12 months if they wanted to: hut women do not want to resume tlie responsibility of a home mid family. Let them stay THIS IS THE COUPON —MAY ARKWRIGHT HUTTON homo and be wives and mothers, that the nation will be safe and happy." It strikes me the doctor's logic Is a little faulty. He calls women suf fragists freaks and yet he says they could marry in 12 months if they wanted to. He talks about the home—this much lauded home is a luxury and beyond the reach of the average man and woman of today. His advice Is a little like the old darky auntie's recipe for cooking rabbit, you must "fust cntch de rabbit." Again he says. "Co home and be ladies"; but if woman must stay in the home, how can she earn money to aupporl preachers of Dr. Math ews' attainments? The educated young women of America are going to regulate the home and the motherhood question, whether the men give them the bal lot or not. Women of today have too much to take upon them the responsibility of bringing chil dren into the world to support them. Which to it great extent women arc doing today—not only children—statistics prove that 50,000 women are supporting their husbands in New York alone. Women have come to look upon bringing children Into the world without b prospect of seeing them properly reared a crime. 'PADDLE YOUR TOES, DON'T PLUNGE." Dr. Mathews informs his readers that he i<< a "cavalier from Georgia. To elbow women at the polls and other public places is revolting to his chivalric instincts." I would ad vise the doctor, as I have advised greater men than him, to only "pad dle your toes" in this woman's ques tion, do not go in all over, or you are liable to flounder. Cease your tirade against women who are working for the betterment of hu manity or you may wake up some of these days and find yourself minus a job or paymaster. In view of the insult offered the women of Seattle and the state of Washington by this would be regu lator of woman's affairs, it might be wise to invite him to use that pair of long legs with which he walked out of the state of Georgia, to carry him out to this new. pro grosshY state of Washinsiotn— where men of his passe opinions hjive no place— back to where he came from. His utterances against women do not savor of southern chivalry . but show more of the in stinct of (he (leorgia "cracker." i e *r)y .5000 i^ 1 ""^ 8,1 »«*r.P»S? COOPER & TAYLOR Selling' Agents 124 Wall St. Phone M. 7509 THE SPOKANE PRESS, SUNDAY, APRIL 3,1910. MOST MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL IS FROM TIBET This is the most mysterious ani- or half antelope; sometimes it is mal in the world. It is a native of termed the gnu-goat. Hudoreas ,» ~. Mo „,„ . ___»„ _ „,.. . taxicolor is its official name. There the h ghlands of eastern Tibet, the ;|f on , y <m( , m captlvtty and that is ultra exclusive country of Asia. The ln tho zoo , where this pho takin might be called a half goat l tograph was taken. Inventors Flooded Postoffice With Unique Mail Box Models In the dusty loft at the rear of the postoffice building in Washing ton there is a monument built of 1500 boxes to the memory of Amer-1 lean persistency and failure. I These boxes are the Offering of as many inventors for the alluring bait Of the O. K. of the department on t their inventions, which would have i brought them a chance at an order for 5,000,000 mall boxes for the rural delivery service. All these contraptions have been sent in since 1901. I T p to that time , the department allowed the farm era to nse whatever they chose as a mail box, but when it found that in many' instances their choice ran to a piece of tiling, stove piping, old powder and oil cans, and every thing else from the refuse heap back of the old homestead, the department balked and decided to set a standard. This immediately | created a market for an enormous j supply of boxes and all the would be Westinghouses of the country! set to work lustily to supply Uncle 1 Sam's need. The Coming City of Central Oregon The results of their efforts form a most interesting index to what the human mind can evolve. Some are shaped like a dirigible torpedo, I some open on a hinge like a clam | shell. One is rigged out with more I accoutrements than a Harlem flat, •with coin and letter holders, inter locking signals and electric an nunciators to tell the passing post man whether the patron desires stamps, money orders, postcards or to register a letter. One (proba bly invented by a letter carrier) has ,an arrangement whereby it could ibe swung into the carrier's wagon, | emptied and returned without the carrier getting out of his seat. BOASTS THE WOMEN. COI.i'MHIA, Mo., April 2.—"The fashionable Woman" was charac terized as simply a "clothes horse for some rich man to show off his wealth" by Dr. J. H. Davenport, pro fessor of economic*, in a lecture be fore the Home Economics club of, the I'niversity of Missouri. STEREOPTICON views shown every c c ling of HILLMAN and the great Deschutes Valley. Open every evening and all day Sunday. Phone or call. Mail this coupon to us today EXCITED SEARCH FOR A RICH TREASURE OF DIAMONDS Excited by stories of a rich treas ure casket concealed somewhere in the vaults of the treasury depart more, Representative Flood of Vir ginia instigated a search which, leading through many musty vol umes and through rooms long closed to the light, has just been concluded. The story which at first attract ed Representative Flood's attention was to the effect that in 1825 the Today's Styles Today Your Credit Is Good With Us 418 Riverside Aye. emperor of Japan sent a casket filled with gold and precious stones to President Monroe, as a present. Starting with this as a basis, treasury department officials made a hunt through the archives of the department and established the fact that Imaum of Muskat sent to President Van Buren a treasure box. It contained a bottle of dia monds, a bottle of pearls, and a bottle of attar of roses, a gold plate with some gold ornaments and a box of mixed diamonds and pearls. These were olaced on exhibition in the old patent office where they attracted the cupidity of a thief. He stole them, but they were re covered within a short time and in 1849 the box with its precious con tents was placed in the treasury de partment for safe keeping. After Spring Apparel Men § Women Our buyers spared no time in making the best selections in men's and women's wearing apparel for this season. We are showing the most np-to-date styles, materials, shades, and of the best makers of the great fashionable market, at the most reasonable prices. Our Credit System Will Help you if you have not the ready cash to pay all for your outfit. Thousands of the best dressers are taking advantage of our easy payment plan. Remember, our prices are strictly one. Every garment is marked in plain fig ures. One price to all, cash or credit. Pacific Outfitting Co. The Home of Dignified Credit. 418 Riverside Aye. Hillman $20.00 to $350 FOR PRICES: remaining there for several years the present from the Imaum was deposited ln the Smithsonian Insti tute, where it is now kept. DIES FROM HICCOUGHS LOUISVILLE, 111., April 2.—Rob ert Lewis, a well to do fanner and stockman, died at his home near Bible Grove. Last Saturday he was taken sick, and after a spell of vom iting was seized with, an attack of hiccoughs, and efforts of several physicians to stop them were un availing. In his suffering he said, "I am dying one of the most horrible deaths imaginable." He leaves a wife and two children. He was a nominee for collector on the demo cratic ticket for the coming spring election, being nominated on the same day he was stricken.