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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1910.
GIRL LEADS STRIKERS IN FIGHT AGAINST BIG TRUST LOUISVILLE, Ky April 21.— One girl, and not a wry big girl at that, accomplished what Wall Street, the legislature and govern ment Investigators failed to do, wh< n si: i forced the American To bacco Co, to shut two Immense Btemmerieg and practically close a plug tobacco factory. ■ girl is Lulu Spauldlng, "the W. In blue," who led the striking stemmem of Louisville. She beat the trust to a standstill and landed a blow at the financial center of the btg concern. June 1", a law imposing a tax of 2 cen's per pound on the manu facture of plug tobacco becomes effective. The trust bent every ef fort to manufacture os many plugs ss possible before June 16, but the strike has blasted this hope. Not ni' ;iy plugs are being made. l.uki Spauldlng Uvea with her mother and sister-in-law, in a West Louisville alley home. The women hay worked for years In the stemmery. Miss Spauldlng, a frail, delicate girl of 21, plain and unassuming, has a chin that de tjotea firmness and determination. Miss Bpaulding sees victory for the cause she has championed. She Is the le.td-r of 2500 striking men, women and children, arrayed against (ho might of a great trust with millions behind it. Like a .loan d'Arc she has led her army, appointing lieutenants, perfecting her organization and carrying on her work uncounseled For l- years she worked In the stemmery, being forced to leave school to help support the family. When she went to the plant Lain Sp.ti ling was a red-checked, healthy child. Today her fice shows the mark o' the dust-filled rooms an l her frame la no longer robust. The tobacco trust has taken Us toll, She says the strikers will win because they right All A Wonderful Lot of Brilliant Bargain Events in Wentworth's Large, New, 2d Floor Bargain Annex $ 13#05 for choice of a splendid line of men's and young men's suits worth regularly up to $25 each. for choice of a good line of men's "J. & M." $6 and $7 black and 91,03 for choice of ;i good variety of children V shoos, worth up to $2.7. r ) per pair. 'JOo for the famous 50e "President" suspenders, 5f a pair for 10c canvas gloves. BS<* for all union made $1.00 overalls and jackets. ♦>B<* for choice of a big lint' of men's new spring $1.00 negligee shirts, All workingmen's trousers on sale at greatly reduced prices. • 3 Pairs for for regular 15c plain and fancj cotton box. for choice of a lot of hoys' straight knee and knieker pants, worth up to $1.25 per pair. 23<* for choice of a fine assortment of hoys' caps, worth up to $1.25 each. 54<" for men's 7.V muslin nightrobes. Here is the place to save money. Shop in the morning if possible. WENTWORTH Clothing House wo ask is to be treated like human beings," she declared vehemently. "We have bad to work or starve, But something was wrong. !ne scales didn't seem to work right, i made 14.06 the week be fore the strike, others made less. We couldn't pay rent and scarcely had enough to eat. "As 1 sat in that dust-filled room the afternoon of the strike and thought of the warm, foul-smelling water, the dirty wash tank and the six girls Who bad fainted because of the hoi room -remembering that in one day last summer 75 women fainted at work and were carried Ail sizes. tan oxfords. Entrance 709 Riverside Avenue from the stemmery room on stretchers —1 couldn't stand it any longer. I jumped to my feet, cry ing, 'Strike for your rights, girls. Follow me,' "In a moment (hey were on their feet and followed me out of the room. We called out the boys and men, and then, at the head of 500, I went to the colored stemmery. "There I jumped upon a keg and called to the workers to follow me. 'We'll follow the girl in blue,' they said. That's where I got the name." For the first time in the history of a southern city whites and ne groes are banded in a common cause. (By United Press Leased Wire.) SAXDPOINT, Idaho, April 22.— Miss Nellie Hedwell and George M. Winne, a civil engineer, were ma rooned all Sunday night long on Lake Pend d'Oreille because of the breaking of the gas engine on Winne's launch. Winne tried to paddle ashore, but the paddle broke when they were still a con siderable distance from land, and they were again enrried out Into the lake by the chilly night wind. Charles K. Schaefer rescued them, finding Winne nearly frozen. The girl was in quite comfortable con dition, as her companion had cov ered her wilh his overcoat and oth er cloth and cushions he had in the launch. NOHTII YAKIMA-After a 125 --milo trip In George Arrowsmith's automobile, Governor Hay has re turned from an Inspect ion of the plans for the Strahorn power canal. Paragon Millinery Co., 817 Riv erside, We make a specialty of dress hats at $4.95. The New York Sample Store Corner Sprague and Lincoln "The House of Bargains" The biggest and best sample store In Spokaue. You save one-third to one-half. THE SPOKANE PRESS Theatrical MACLYN ARBUCKLE IN "THE ROUNDUP" A production which, for various reasons, ought to make a special appeal to Spokane audiences, will be seen at the Auditorium com mencing Sunday night, when "The Roundup" will be presented for the first time In this city. "The "Roundup" has been one of the genuine successes of the past sea son In New York, and tho charac ter of the commendations given it have been Impressive. The play has been called a melodrama, but It is said that the authors have shown that big. thrilling melodrama need not be marred by pseudo heroics and patent sentiment. Thus, there are indications that the play as a play will merit the patronage of local theatergoers. There are other reasons why the engage ment should be out of the ordi nary. Hesdlng the big company which has been appearing in "The Roundup" since the original New York production was made, is Mac lyn Arbuckle, a player who has won a most generous measure of success. POUR NIGHTS. STARTING SUN DAY, APRIL 24. MATINEE WEDNESDAY. Klaw & Erlanger's Gigantic Production with MACLYN ARBUCKLE The same great production wit nessed In New York and Chicago for over a year In each city. 134 PEOPLE 20 HORSES COWBOYS INDIANS PRICES —60C to $1.50. Seats now on sale. Wall Paper at a Saving EVERY ONE WHO ENTER 9 your house learns something about j you from your walls. Your walls will tell of your best judgment and most critical taste if you will ' paper them from our selection of., exclusive and beautiful new pat- ' terns. Get estimates on painting and ■ kalsomining. Eastern Wall Paper Co. Phone Main 7764. 4 Riverside Aye. Ratliff Says: Don't Overlook VERA Prices of living may go up in the city and wages may go down until you find it next to impossible to make a a living is always guaran teed to the man who comes to Vera. Put in the same time and energy at Vera and you will not only have the best kind of a living for yourself and family hut you will have land that has a great value in itself. Vera is only 5Va miles from Spokane- street car service, best of schools— in fact all the advantages of the city, minus its un desirable qualities. Vera solves the living question. SllO Howard Street Phone Main 8673 Spokane and Colfax !i Tim Daily "'-I Sunday Spuk*o> i l'ltaa, BMtf it n.vk. 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S PATHETIC LETTER SECURES PARDON FOR MOTHER ST. PAUL April 22.—Governor Eborhart wrote a letter today to Miss Ruth Coffey. U years old, daughter of Mrs. Ella Coffey, n\x months a convict In the state peni tentiary at Stillwater, telling the little girl her mother had been freed. The little girl first wrote to Forced We must vacate soon. We have no place to move. We must sacrifice $75,000 worth of dry goods, clothing, shoes, cloaks, suits, millinery, furnish ing goods at any price. Buy now, today. Come, look over the goods, you will find everything reduced. Sale going on now. Open Saturday evening till 10 p. m. 15c ladies' black vests OC 19c knit corset 1 n covers and vests.. AmC 12VL'C ladies' or Q child's hose */C 25c ladies' or 1 7r* child's hose X / C $1.25 men's 7C/» pants / OC 75c boys' pants OJ7C $3 boys'long d»| Q£ corduroy pantsip 1 »%J*J $2.00 hoys' <f»i r*Q suits ..." «P 1 »£t%J $20 men's (11 QC suits «P 1 1 .OO $6.00 ladies' d»0 QG dress skirts. . .$0,170 85c ladies' (JO waists OOC $5.00 ladies' gtjo Qfi hats <p*£ee7o $::.00 ladies' <f»«| Q£ pumps *P X ««/0 $1.50 children's QQ shoes wOC 50c infants' shoes OOC $1.25 children's OQ shoes Oa7C $1.75 boys'and£l youths' shoes .«p X «00 $10.00 men's d»r* suits «pO«i/0 40c boys' Of? shirts auOC 50c men's un- OA_ derwear O«7C 850 men's coat shirts Ofc/C 40c men's under- OC wear awOC $1.00 union suits, »yp men's f OC 50c men's work QQ shirts OUC 40c men's & boys' -t raw hats ZDC THE BOSTON STORE Nathan Weil, Proprietor Governor Eborhart last week, ask ing for the pardon of her mother, and this dainty but wandering let ter was the only appeal the state pardon board heard. The letter follows, In part: "Dear Governor:—l am a little girl of 11 years. I beg of you to free my mama that is in prison In to 20c men's 1 1 hose lIC 40c hoys'bib e>J* overalls uuC $2.00 ladies' <J%-| OJ oxfords cOO 75c boys' bib CQ r overalls \J %SK* 25c wash /\ ties 1 OC $1.25 ladies' can- 'TC vas oxfords I jC $3.50 men's d»g> QC shoes, oxfords «])«£eOO $2.50 men's d» <| QQ shoes <P 1 .O" $3.00 men's d» 1 QC pants *P I •Z7O :;,,~T: 2y 2 c 5c envelopes, Q package OC 8 1 3c India £* linou. yard OC 15c bolt ribbon, I A 5 yards, bolt. ..... X \JC 75c children's dresses OJ/C $1.50 moire Oft/* petticoats »/OC 12V20 Turkish £ towels, each OC 25c sun -I Q bonnets X %sk* $1.50 ladies' go wrappers JOC 25C short ] ( kimonos X t-J^ $11.95 silk CA rain coats «|) # $5 linen wash d*Q QC suits, ladies',. *$£»*J*J 50c wire hat op* frames OOC 15c lawns, £| yard c/C 8 1 3c towel.-, r« each OC .Stillwater. I have two little sisters, one of them nine and one of them three, and a little brother of one year old. We are so lonesome without mama. We have no home. My little sisters and brother and [ cry day and night for mama to come home to us." The governor said he entrusted the future life of her mother to her daughter, and wanted to hear when she proves successful. Tho Dally and Sunday Spokane Press, 10 cents a week. 15c long cloth, -i « yard lIC $2 house rf» i f)Q dresses *J) 1 75e muslin CO drawers 0«/ C 35c corset OC covers a£OC 35c wash OC silk *£OC $2.50 hat d»i shapes %y 1 «^rO 75c boys'wash 50c flowers, all OC kinds ZDC $1.50 lace cur- aq tains, pair «/OC $1.50 ;>illows, QCr» 3 pounds J/OC Syr 48c 15c dotted swiss, n f yard lIC §V&0 apron ging- f+ haul, j ai d OC ££.^....51.45 $10 ladies' <f»£ Qf wash dresses. . tpOei/O 500 collar 1 r* sets IDC tVf.::r: 89c $1.50 bed cfcl r\f\ spreads «j> 1 ,UU 7.V hand Ofl bags OSJC 75obel Uj OQ. ladies Ut/L 65c 72x90 OQ sheets Ji/L 35c boy*.' OC waist- *£«3C trunks . $5.95 35c combs and * jj* barrettes X OC Temple Court Block, 406-8 Riverside Ay. Ouditcriwn | TONIGHT Mr. William A. Brady Announces Mr. Mantell in King Lear Tomorrow afternoon, "ROMEO AND JULIET** Tomorrow night, "RICHARD HI" Evenings—soe to $2.00. Matinee, 50c to $1.50. TOHIOMT AND ill Will Tha Incomparable D. S. Lawrence Stock Co. wit* Jane Vivian Kelton In The Mansfield Version of "OLD HEIDELBERG" The Moat Beautiful Play of Modern Bomance Fifty People Used on tke Stage Our prices: 25c, 35c 50c. Saturday Matinee 25c and 50c Boxes and Divans 750 Next week: "The Heir to the Hoorah" m j»B.Ajf*nu» ma- MATINEE TODAY AND TONIGHT ▲nether Week of Pun net urn of the Favorite "The Dublin Minstrel" MB. IRANI rOOIBTT In Quaint, Humorous and Human Observations SMITH fc CAMPBELL Presenting an Incident From Life "Camping Out" JOLLY WILD ft 00. In Their Comedy Piano Act "Mr. P. I. Banram, Jr." EMILY OmBKHB * 00. In "A Minnesota Romance" By I'tiae. Horwits TRAEE BKOTHEtS MASOAOBO Presenting "Pun in a Drawing- Boom" DEXEO ft POBCLwI Novelty JMunlcal and Singing Act 808 ft TIP CO. Comedy Acrobats MOVING PICTUBES WASHINGTON THEATER II HIOK CLAM VAUDEVILLE Week Commencing Sunday Matlnas April 17, 1910 Vaudeville's Latest Novelty ESTER BUBLEIQH Presents Tke Qirl la the Balloon "The Convincing Character Star" LEW WELCH" ft OO- In "Lerinsky's Old Shoes" "The Pride of Melody Lane" (4) THE TBOCADBBO' (4) In a Humorous Repertoire "Real Music of a Unique Order" BOUTOIT ft TILLSOM In "A Yard of Muaic" "Vaudeville's Cheeriest Trio" WOLFE. MOOSE ft YUUMO New Surprises In Hongs aud Dances A Genuine Wonder Act FIELDS ft CO. Incomparable Head and Hand Balancers STEW MOTIOW RCTVUI Ifatlnee dally at 2:30. Two shows every evening at 7.30 and 1. Prloea 160 and 23c. IPantages ™ THE AT E, R B. O. Walker, Mgr. Phone af. ISM Week Commencing Sunday Matinee April 17th ALL STAR ACTS La Bella N a pole Troupe Bight of the Best Italian Singing arid. Instrumental Artists Before the Public Soday. Xxtra Added Attraotioa Daphne Pollard Tounnest Ko v.uUed Australian Comedienne of the Day— Form erly Leading Lady with I'ollard'M Lilliputian*. Another Big Feature Tinkham & Co. Sensational t'yvltsta and Uotor oyollaia lv Their Cage of Death Three Other Big Attractions Matinee daily 2:45, any aeat I 80. Evening T:SO and B, aeata lßc and 2to Beeiiorn a Mu*lug ran will glva you the boat servics in tha elty. Wo vi .1 do a storage busman*. Wu art) at your serviua at any lane* r-huue. Uatu 63]*. J PAOS 11