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ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE GENTS. RALSTON'S REMOVAL BIG VICTOR V FOR PEOPLE AND "PRESS" Score No. 2 in the interests of the people. On March 10 The Press printed an editorial in which it recited the fight successfully conducted and carried to a finish, for the increase in the wage scale, by labor and the women's clubs and The Press. That was score No. 1 for the people. On March 23, in a first page editorial, this newspaper demanded the removal of City Engineer J. C. on the ground of incompetency. Since then it has carried on a daily campaign of exposure of the inefficiency of the city engineer's office, and has insisted on the appointment of a new engineer. The initial editorial statement of the campaign was: ) "THE PUBLIC GOOD DEMANDS THAT THERE BE NO FURTHER TOLERATION OF THE INCOM PETENCY OF CITY ENGINEER J. C. RALSTON, AND THAT A CHANGE BE MADE IN THE OFFICE BE FORE THE TAXPAYERS BECOME MORE HEAVILY INVOLVED." At last night's council meeting score No. 2 was chalked up. By a vote of seven to three Ralston was removed, and thus in two weeks action has been accomplished through the publicity of The Press which had been urged for a year before. The council did well to remove Ralston. There is no occasion for sentiment and no excuse for personal feel ing, one way or another. It was simply a case where the city had to protect itself from inefficiency and immense financial losses. Spokane has some great engineering works under way, and the city must demand the services of the ablest engineers. This is no time for the mayor's office to continue to play politics. The proper kind of a city engineer should be selected as soon as possible. The mayor is enough at fault for not removing Ralston on hif own initiative. MAYOR MUST BE FAIR OR FACE IMPEACHMENT COUNCIL DELIVERS ULTIMATUM MAYOR MUBT MAKE DECENT APPOINTMENTS OR WILL GO AFTER HIM NEXT. WANT COMPETENT MEN NO MORE CUSSEDNEB3 TO BE TOLERATED BY CITY FATHERS. At noon today no appointment of t city engineer or corporation coun sel had been made by Mayor Pratt, to fill the vacancies created by the city council last night in the re moval of City Engineer Ralston and Corporation Counsel Burcham. The mayor, it was said last spite of the action of the city coun nlght, would reappoint Ralston, in cil. If this step is taken, or some appointment of spiteful character, such as that of James T. Burcham, is made, It Is probable that the next step in the city hall scrap will be the launching of impeachment pro ceedings against the mayor. With a fair man for corporation counsel, one that is inclined to give all branches of the city gov ernment impartial treatment, and a competent man for city engineer, the council will probabiy sheathe its pruning knife for the time be ing. Hut should the mayor, by mak ing odious appointments, desire to prolong the fight, the guns will next be trained in his direction. The blame for all the trouble in the MISBRANDING OF A DRUG THE CASE OF RADAM'S MICROBE KILLER WASHINGTON, April 6.-me United States department of agricul ture has published a bulletin telling of the proceedings in the su pre**; court of the District of Columbia in the matter of "Madam's Microbe Killer." Government agents seized and analyzed 12 cases of the "killer." The label said the remedy was a "certain cure for all diseases, and is guaranteed to be perfectly harmless. . . The only known principle that will destroy mlvrobes In the blood without injury to the system." The government said this label was "false, exaggerated and mis leading," and that the further claim that the drug was a cure for anemia, asthma, blood poisoning, cancer, consumption, diabetes, diph theria, la grippe, malaria, yellow fever, parulysis. pneumonia, whoop ing cough and other diseases was false, and that the drug as pre pared was not a enre for these diseases. The court ordered the United States marshal to destroy the "kill er," and fined the partners of the firm of Dean Swift & Co. of Washington, In whose possesison the drug was found, the costs. IHE EVIL OF CASHING PA V CHECKS IN SALOONS— WHY NOT PA V YOUR EMPLOYES IN CASH? BY M. MILTON WINANS. Thousands upon thousands of dol lars, that are needed in home com forts and necessities; dollars that belong to mothers and children clothed In cheapest calicoes, and sometimes rags, are finding their way Into the pockets of the liquor dealers here in Spokane every year simply because working men In this prosperous "city beautiful" are paid in checks instead of cash for serv ices In fields of industry and labor. YVorklngmen's credits are disslpa ted; their homes are lost and hard working fathers, with calloused hands, willing hearts and good in tentions, live in poverty akin to pauperism and sometimes Inherit a drunkard's grave. Did you ever stop to thluk It over, Mr. Employer T departments at the city hall is placed by the council on the mayor and in the view the council is up held by a large section of the com munity. Mayor Pratt at noon entered the city auto with Commissioners Mud gett and Armstrong. They de clined to say where they were go ing, but it Is believed that matters pertaining to the selection of men for the vacant chairs in the mayor's cabinet were under consideration. ODDS .AN D — ENDS "THEN IT HAPPENED" Our Daily Discontinued story After a farewell embrace Jack Montroasor tore himself away. "I am going for the marriage li cense, Agues," he smiled, "and I'll be back in a jiffy." So saying lie stepped through the door of the elevator shaft (The Bnd.) PITTSBURG, April 6.—Andrew Carnegie today denied that his western trip had made him 111. He said he Is sleeping and eating like There is no place where recogni tion for a workingman's pay check can be secured with as little dif ficulty as in the saloon. Hanks are generally closed and supplies of ready cash too low for the cashing of checks, else the holder of the little slip Is not sufficiently known to obtain that accommodation In other places of trade than the sa loon, when the laboring man, with his soiled and crumpled pay check is done with his work at the end of the week or on pay night at the end of the month. In short, When It comes to taking chances on his check, he is "turned down" by all save the white aproned dispenser of liquors down at the nearest saloon. He would be a tightwad," In deed, who would not buy a drink, or a round of them, for that matter, Special Illustrated newa service of The Presa best In city. JEFFRIES ON ROAD WORK (By United Press Leased Wire) HOWAKDENNAN TRAINING CAMP, Cal., April 6.-The prelim inary training of Jim Jeffries was confined today to road work with "Farmer" Burns as the pacer. The big fellow worked off some flesh /hlle hiking along the roads of the hill country and began the work of .strengthening his bellows for the Independence day scrap. I This afternoon Jeff planned to play handball on the new courts. Jeffries will do a week of road work, handball and baseball play ing; before he takes up light spar ring. "Bob" Armstrong, the col ored fighter, arrived here late last night, and will become one of the leading living punching bags for the champion when lie begins his spurring work. a boy, and feeling just as young as any youngster. "She says that marriage is heav en." "Then she must be extremely delighted." "Why?" "Because she's In her seventh heaven." Fearing that the world was about to come to an end, because of all the comets flying around, a North Yakima woman wrote her epitaph in the sand on the banks of the Naches river yesterday. Here is what she wrote: 'Mrs. Ruby Wool field, April 5, 1910, has gone to her rest." The mayor now has n good Chance to make good. If he se lects an able corporation counsel and an able city engineer it'll make an excellent impression. If he doesn't — NEW YORK, April 6.—Mrs. Alice McAloon has been divorced from W. A. McAloon, known on the stage as Andrew Mack. SCHEDULE FOR COEUR D'ALENE LANDS Joe Yorkshirt of South Hillyard has, among other claim holders, re ceived a schedule of lands in the Coeur d'Alene Indian reservation, which will be opened to entry May 2. The papers are full of interest ing facts for all who have been for tunate enough to secure rights to the lands, und it's a ten to one bet that they know most of the facts and figures given by heart. The appraised value of the agricultural lands of the first class runs front Ifi to $fi.Bo epr acre. Timber lands are appraised as high as $8 per acre, and grazing lands us low as $1.25 per acre. (By United Press Leased Wire) TOKIO. April I.—Prince Tsalto of China and Japanese Consul General Midzuno of New York embarked on the liner Chio Maru at Yokohama this afternoon for America. Midzuno will return to New York Where he was stationed previous to his departure for Japan Beveral months ago. from the man who would thus re- I turn money for his yellow slip of j paper. One drink leads to another j und then another. Worklngmen. lou pay night, seldom travel alone, so there are the comrades, who huve had their checks cashed, too. One of them is next to throw his coin on the bar and call for the round of drinks, and then, still an | other to do his share of the "treat ing." Hero, perhaps, the bartender, with an eye to business, just to show his "good will," and his "gen- I eroslty," Is there handy with a | "Don't go yet, bays—wait and have one with me." It is an old. old game. No one better than be knows the reckless ness that comes with a few drinks to benumb the brain of the man with a little money. So, it's "Here's SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1910. LIVING PROBLEM-SOLVED HOW JOHN AND CONSTANCE OF THIS CITY, DID IT—JOHN WRITES THE WHOLE INTERESTING BTORY FOR THE SPOKANE PRESS. CONSTANCE SOLVES THE HOUSE EXPENSES BY JOHN YOUNGLOVE. , CHAPTER VI. Any one who pays bills will realize what it means when I say our groceries and meat together have cost us about $2.50 per week during the past winter. Light and gas bills have been low. The ex pense of clothing has been reduced to a minimum. All the time we were having our WOMEN, FOLLOWING RAISE IN MEAT PRICES, ATTACK SHOPS AND MEN (By United Press Leased Wire) NKW YORK, April 6.—An extra detail of police were placed on beats in the vicinity of Second ave nue and One Hundred and First street, iv the upper east side, today, following a housewife riot yester day when the price of meats unex pectedly pimped two ceuts. During the melee a number of persons were beateu and five, In cluding two policemen, were set upon by the mob of women and .to you, hoys, good luck to you. I hope you'll live forever and I'll i never die —drink hearty." It is hard to leave right away , after that, for a peculiar false spirit \of reciprocity that coiues from a , swaying head holds the unfortunate 1 laboring man there at the bar. He feels the coins in his pockets—gen i erally it is the cunning scheme of I the man behind the bar to cash. , checks in silver dollars, half dollars and quarters, just to make it look jas b(g as possible, and down there lin the tattered pocket, as the man growß unsteady from the effects of his beverages, it feels like a million. "Surely," he thinks, "I can spare the price of another round." He does, and again someone else In the crowd buys and thus the night wears on. Ills wife is wailing The next branch of the city government which must be submitted to a housecleaning is the police department. To those who are expressing the opinion that charges are not materializing, The Press rises to remark: Don't worry. The facts are being collected. Enough already has been published to show that the police department la the shame of Spokane, but the campaign there has only been begun. Be Patient. And when all the evidence has been submitted, this newspaper may have another demand to make of the city government. While the council took one very good action last night, they took another excessively bad one, to-wit: Laying the charter election and commission form of government plan on the table—burying it. Of course to a certain extent it is natural that the city fathers should not look with beaming countenances on a plan which necessitates their disbanding as a body, but if they were deeply versed in political lore—if they had a tenth of the political wisdom of one who is now cavorting through Italy—they would get behind the commission plan with enthusiasm. Why? SIMPLY BECAUSE THAT PLAN IS GOING TO BE ADOPTED. If they help it, they may have a political future. If they oppose it, they are political dead ones. See the logic of it? Well, the council buried the charter election plan. Th at ends the matter so far as the august municipal body is concerned right now. IT BEGINS THE MATTER WITH THE PEOPLE. This proposition has been delayed long enough. Now is the time for aggressive action, and continuous action until the first and second elections have been held. The Press will now begin the active campaign for the early adoption of the improved Dcs Moines style of city government. Plans are under way for immediate action. I experiences in home-making, Con stance was studying the reduction of housekeeping expenses. Throw nothing away is her solution. We have been guided in part by considering the habits of our thrifty, foreign-born population. We knew the Italians, for instance, lived at slight expense principally on macaroni. We chose spaghetti. Continued on Page Seven. scratched and mauled so badly that the victims were taken to hospitals for treatment. The riots were quelled by the police reserves from the Bast One Hundred and Fourth street station. Thf trouble started in the after \ noon! when about 300 women i niasst-d in front of the Isaac Free ; man butcher shop, on One Hundred ; and First street, near Second aye ; nue. The women, muny of whom carried babies, began a fusillade of .overripe fruit and decayed eggs. While excitement was at Its height. wlthjher steaming supper at home for aim to come. Anxious faced children peer out into the darkness watching and waiting for papa" to come'home, but "papa" is up there iv the saloon nearest to his work, and he is buyiug another drink. The auppf r at home grows cold and only then does the wife take her little ones from the window to eat of cold victuals, while they gaze In slleuee at "papa's" vacant chair. Another peep back at the saloon. The workingiuan who, two or three hours ago. was leaving his work, smilingly tucking his check down into his pocket, prospecting on how ngnnr needed things for home he eoiiM buy and how much of his febtq he could pay with the money it was worth, In maudlin tones Is "singing in discordant chorus and The Press receives the full leased wire report of the United Press. YIC.A. FINANCIAL CAMPAIGN BIG EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO RAISE $90,000 With a pledge of $16,000 by the 15 members of the board of direc tors, the preliminary steps toward the great financial campaign to be launched by the Y. M. C. A. from April 12 to 15 has had a most en couraging beginning. The campaign is being handled in a most systematic manner. A large committee of 100 citizens has been formed and divided into teams, 10 men in each team, governed by a captain. The campaign proper has not yet been started. The men of the com mittees are at present on the quiet hunt for the largest subscriptions. Two $1000 subscriptions, fifteen at $500. fifteen at $300. and fifteen at $200 are needed. The remainder of the amount will be made up of pop ular subscriptions. Letters have been sent out to all persons of whom money will be solicited informing them of the purpose, and during the days of the campaign proper offices will he secured downtown and there will be some general hustling. This campaign is for the purpose of raising $90,000, which will cover a mortgage of $40,000, a floating in debtedness of $10,000 and the re pairs and alterations of the building and general indebtedness of the institution for the next three years. The subscriptions may be paid quarterly each year. The campaign executive commit tee is composed of A. F. Md.aiue. chairman. Robert Strahorn. Mayor N. S. Pratt. F. E. Elmendorf. Thomas H. Hrewer. W. S. Gilbert and R. B, Paterson, ex officio of campaign. The captains of the ten teams are W. M. Hums, J. C. Cunningham, W. S. Gilbert, George A. Ix)vejoy, E. C. Hlanchard, S. R. Stern, F. E. Elmendorf. Hoard of trustees: R. D. Paterson, president: W, S. Gilbert, vice presi dent: W. If, Hums; F. B, Elmen dorf, treasurer: R. O. McClintocK, IT. I). Hassett. I). R. McClure. D. 8. I Prescott, J. C\ Harllne, Thomas H. Brewer, James C. Cunningham, J. A. Teamans, \V. H. Shields and C. L King. ■ small boy mounted a barrel and screamed denunciation against the butchers. Following his suggestion, the women attacked 30 shops in the vicinity before the police reserves rescued the beaten proprietors. Imaginary glee with his comrades, and the bartender is still smiling on and passing out the drinks. Perhaps If those men had been paid in cash not one of them would have so much as stopped for a 'single drink, but they are reckless and thoughtless now. They do not thinking of the little heads nodding sleepily, of little eyes drooping | i heavily from weary watching for ! "papa, who doesn't come home. I They are not thinking of wives, j heavy hearted and weeping over ! hopeless Indebtedness and the rent ! that is due, while they recklessly I squapder the money that would ; pay It, | Not till their calloused fingers, \ benumbed and perspiring, begin | searching for the price of another • "round," In pockets that are empty, EIGHTH YEAR. No. 138. 10 CENTS PER WEEK. REUTERDAHL TELLS WHERE BLAME RESTS RALSTON THE BOY THAT PRE SENTED ORIGINAL PLAN OF SPRAGUE AVENUE FILL. On the floor of the city council last night Councilman Ostrander al luded to the fact that the name of Arvid Reuterdahl appears on the act of plana for the Sprague avenue fill as evidence that possibly Mr. Reuterdahl and not Ralston was the man. Ostrander was with Ralston in the fight on Reuterdahl by Mayor Pratt's office last summer while Reuterdahl was water com missioner, which resulted in Reuter dahl being removed from office. People who were Intimately ac quainted with Reuterdahl and the water Improvement plana designed by him say that he was the squarest and most competent engineer that ever worked for the city. Reuterdahl said today: "The ef fort on the part of Councilman Os trander to connect my name with the drafting of the Sprague avenue fill is an unworthy move. I am no more responsible for this abomin ation than is any citizen who has never set foot inside the engineer's office. "I tried to do what I could to get Mr. Ralston to adopt safe and feasible plans for the fill and pre sented four different designs that I thought would stand, among them one with concrete retaining walls, that he since adopted. He had a favorite plan of his own. whence it came I cannot say, and we were given orders to dress up that plan and write specifications for It. "This was not the Strack plan, as announced, but a plan that Mr. Ralston fathered himself and ad hered to in spite of the advice of myself and others In the office that the plans were no good. My name appears on the plans because of my being at the head of the drafting department at the time. But so far as being the author of the plans Mr. J. C. Ralston is the gentleman that must shoulder the blame. "I have refrained from entering this controversy, but the uncalled for Insinuation on the floor of the city council could not be passed by unnoticed." The Laymen's Missionary ban quet next Friday evening will be given In the Princess roller rink instead of the Armory, as was first expected. Governor M. E. Hay and J. Campbell White of New York will be present at the banquet. (By United Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, April 6.- The cor oner today refused to reveal the contents of letters which Mrs. Ber tha Beyer, a wealthy widow, had written shortly before she commit ted suicide at her home at Miueola, I* I„ yesterday. do they remember, and then it is too late. They are another week, perhaps another month, behind in the payment of their bills, and all because they wore paid In checks that only the saloonkeeper would honor. This is an unfortunate circum stance that is all too well known in Spokane, Just the same as it Is in so many other cities all over the United States. It need not be put to another test in order to learu its truth and genuineness. Some saloons In Spokane will not take a chance on men whose checks have been cashed going away with out patronising the place. It haa been found very profitable to them to make the fact known that they will cash checks there, and iv hand iing out the cash on them. 10 cents 'or ao of tbe ainouut is covered with SOCIALIST MAYOR AND HIS POLICY WHAT NEW SOCIALIST GOV- ERNMENT PROMISES TO DO FOR MILWAUKEE. (By United Presa leased Wire.) MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 6.— Mayor-elect Seidel called a meeting of socialists for this afternoon to outline the new administration for Milwaukee. He assured the people that the socialists did not mean to attempt anything revolutionary. He de clared that he Intended always to call meetings of the other socialist office holders before taking any Independent action with regard to the city's affairs. This policy, he said, should •be sufficient guarantee that he and hla brother socialists are not planning anything that would injure the best interests of the city. Four socialists have been elected to city offices, besides a number of socialist aldermen. Here are some of the subjects which the socialists are pledged to introduce: Home rule. Initiative and referendum for the city. Better schools. Municipal ownership. Penny lunches. ♦ To compel the street car com pany to aprinkle streets. To inaugurate union labor condi tions for all labor. MILWAUKEE. April R Emll Seidel, working today as usual aa a pattern maker, will in a few daya throw up his job and sit down at the mayor's desk In the city hall to direct the affairs of the city. Seidel Is the new socialist mayor elect. Socialists today declare the vic tory in Milwaukee was one of the most important their party ever won. The big labor vote in ...11. waukee was turned almoat solidly in Seidel's favor and the pattern maker ran far ahead of the other candidates. mmmmfm ■ I a chip good In trade at the bar. That la the eotnmiaaion the houae reaps for the accommodation and It amounts to thouaanda of dollars every year In trade that they would not otherwise enjoy. Go out among the people who are paid In checks and you will find ; scores of them who will tall you that if It were not for the fact that they were almoat compelled to cash their checks In saloona there would be far less drunkenness among them; more bills would be paid on time; mora comforts would be in their homes and there would be more money saved. It la a poor ! business house that cannot bring forth the equlialent of their pay rolls In cash when It come* time to pay. So think it over. Mr. Employer. ■ and see if you cannot nay your helii with cash. .