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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1910.
GIRL LEADS STRIKERS IN FIGHT AGAINST BIG TRUST LOUreVtLLB, Ky.. April 21.— One girl, and not a very big girl at that, accomplished what Wall street, the legislature and govern ment investigators failed to do, when she forced the American To bacco Co. to shut two immense stemmeries and practically close a plug tobacco factory. £his girl Is Lulu Spaulding, "the gWI in blue," who led the striking stommers of Louisville. She beat [ the trust to a standstill and landed a blow at the financial center of the big concern. June 15 a law Imposing a tax, of 2 cents per pound on the manu facture of plug tobacco becomes effective. The trust bent every ef fort to manufacture as many plugs as possible before June 15, but the 1 strike has blasted this hope. Not nNyiy plugs are being made. LuW Spauldlng lives with her mother and sister In-law, In a West Louisville alley home. The women have worked for years In I the stemmery. Miss Spauldlng, a j frail, delicate girl of 21, plain and unassuming, has a chin that de notes firmness and determination. Miss Spaulding sees victory for the cause she has championed. She Is the leader of 2500 striking men, women and children, arrayed against the might of a great trust with millions behind It. Like a Joan d'Arc she has led her army, appointing lieutenants, perfecting her organization and carrying on her work uncounseled. For I_> years she worked in the stemmery, being forced to leave school to help support the family When she went to the plant Lulu Spalding was n red-cheeked, healthy child. Today her face shows the mark of the dust-filled rooms and her frame la no longer robust. The tobacco trust has taken Its toll. She says the strikers will win because they represent right. "All A Wonderful Lot of Brilliant Bargain Events in Wentwortlis Large, New, 2d Floor Bargain Annex $ 13.95 for choice of a splendid line of men's and young men's suits worth regularly up to $25 each. All sizes. $3.98 for choice of a good line of men's "J. & M." $6 and $7 black and tan oxfords. $1.63 for choice of a good variety of children shoes, worth up to $2.75 per pair for the famous 500 "President" suspenders, sf* a pair for 10c canvas gloves. 88** for all union made $1.00 overalls and jaokets. for choice of a big line of men's new spring $1.00 negligee shirts. All working-men's trousers on sale at greatly reduced prices. 3 Pairs for 25«? for regular 15c plain and fancy cotton sox. 39c* for choice of a lot of boys' straight knee and knieker pants, worth up to $1.25 per pair. 23<* for choice of a fino assortment of boys' caps, worth up to $1.25 each, for men's 750 muslin uightrobes. Here is the place to save money. Shop in the morning if possible. WENTWORTH Clothing House LULU BPAULDING, THE GIRL IN ULUE. wo ask Is to be treated like human beings," she declared vehemently. "W\? have hart to work or [ starve. Bat something was wrong, Ine scales didn't leent to work I right I mart'- $*.or> the week be ! fore the Strike. Others made less We couldn't pay rent add scarcely had enough to eat, "As I sat in that dust filled room ; the afternoon of the strike and thought of tho warm, foul-smelling water the dirty Wash tank, and the six glrli who had fainted because lof the hot room —remembering that in one day last summer 75 women fainted at work and were carried Entrance 709 Riverside Avenue from the stemmery room on stretchers —I couldn't stand it any longer. 1 jumped to my feet, cry ing, 'Strike for your rights, girls. Follow me.' "In a moment they were on their feet and followed me out of the room. We called out the boys and m»n, and then, at the head of 500, 1 went to the colored stemmery. "There I lumped 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.) SANHPOINT, Idaho, April 22.— Miss Nellie Pedwell and George M. i Winne, a civil engineer, were ma rooned all Sunday night long on i Lake Pend dOreille because of the breaking of the gas engine on i 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 carried out into the lake by the chilly night wind. Charles E. Schaefer rescued them, , finding Winne nearly frozen. The ' girl was in quite comfortable con ! dltion, as her companion had coy ' ered her with his overcoat and oth jer cloth and cushions he had in the launch. NORTH YAKIMA.—After a 125 --mile trip in George Arrowsmith's automobile, Governor Hay has re turned from an inspection of the plans for the Strahorn power canal. Paragon Millinery Co., 817 Riv erside. We make a specialty of dress hats at, f 4 95. The New York Sample Store Corner Sprague and Lincoln "The House of Bargains" The biggest and best sample store in Spoka;,e. 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 the 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, thrMling 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 ths ordi nary. Heading 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 GigauUc 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—SOc to $1.50. Seats now on sale. Wall Paper at a Saving EVERY ONE WHO ENTERS your house learns something about 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 Trices of living may go up in the city and wages may go down until you find it next to impossible to make a living-—but 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 nnd family hut you will have land that has a great value in itself. Vera is only 5V2 miles from Spokano—it reel ear 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 Th» Oally mid Sunday Bi>»Wune Pitas, ltf wmu * KNk j 11-YEAR-OLD OIRL S PATHETIC LETTER SECURES PARDON FOR MOTHER ST. PAUL, April 22.—Governor Eborhart wrote a letter today to Mi.ss Ruth Coffey, 11 years old, daughter of Mrs. Ella Coffey, six 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 Vacate 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. 15e ladies' black vests OC 19c knit corset 1 Q covers and vesta.. X a-iC 12Vjc ladies' or Q child's hose J/C 25c ladies' or 1 »T child's hose X I C $1.25 men's pants # OC 75c boys' QkQ/» pants OI7C $,'? boys'long 4»| QE> corduroy pants%P JL et/O $2.00 boys' <t»l OQ suits *P 1 $20 men's (1 1 Qfi suits tp 1 1 .OO $C.OO ladies' <hO QC dress skirts. . .tpO.J/O 85c ladies' waists OOC $5.00 ladies' *»o, Qfi hats «PZ<«%7O $:,.00 ladies' d»-| Qfi pumps <P 1 t*/D $1.50 children's AO shoes i7ol* 50c infants' Of shoes OOC $1.25 children's OA shoes 01/ C $1.75 boys' andd» 4 QC youths' shoes .«P 1 «00 $10.00 men's tf»C QC suits %pO«t/0 4<V boys' OC shirts «COC 50c men's un- QQ_ derwear Ot/C 85c men's coat CQ shirts 017 C 40c men's under- OC wear muC $1.00 union suits, •T'C men's / OC 50c men's work QQ shirts OZ/C 40c men's & boys' Qg straw hats ZDC THE BOSTON STORE Nathan Weil, Proprietor Governor Eberhart last week, ask ing for the pardon of her mother, and this dainty but wandering lat ter was the only appeal the state pardon* board heard. Tho letter follows, in part: "Dear Governor: —I am a little girl of 11 years. I be* of you to free my mama that is in prison In to 20c men's + i hose X X C 40c boys' bib overalls muC $2.00 ladies' Of oxfords «p A cOO 780 boys' bib CQ overalls %J*S\* 25c wash f f\ ties lUC $1.25 ladies' can- 'TIS — vas oxfords / OC $3.50 men's QC shoes, oxfords «p*£*Oo $2.50 men's QQ shoes «J> 1 eO V $3.00 men's d»-| Qf pants %p L *«70 bSrT: 2y 2 c 5c envelopes, package OC 8 l-3c India /» linon, yard OC 15c bolt ribbon, * (\*% 5 yards, bolt 1 UC 75c children's CQ dresses OJ/C $1.50 moire Qftr» petticoats J/OC 12V20 Turkish O towels, each OC 25c sun -I Q bonnets X »7v $1.50 ladies' no wrappers I*7 OC 25e short -I m kimonos A <J\* $11.95 silk Cf| rain coats «p / •OvP $5 linen wash (tf*Q QC suits, ladies'. . «P«£««70 50c wire hat frames OOC Ise lawns, q yard «7C 8 l-3o towels, C each OC Stillwater. I have, two little sinters. >ne of th«»m nine and one of them th tee. nnd a little brother of one year old We are so lonesome without mama. We have no home. My little sisters and brother and I cry day and night for mama to eomo 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 nr.cl Sunday Spokano Prrsa, 10 cnts a week. 15c long cloth, f f yard lIC $2 house «jq dresses «J> 1 •a£«7 75c muslin CO drawers O«7C 35c corset OC covers «£OC 35e wash OE? silk 4LOC $2.50 hat *j Af* shapes «p 1 «HrO 75c boys' wash (Jq suits Ot/C 50c flowers, all OC kinds d£OC $1.50 lace cur- QQ tains, pair *70C $1.50 pillows, Qg 3 pounds i/OC ir.°. r : 48c 15c dotted swiss, j < yard JL 1 C 8 1 /-:o apron ging- £* ham, yard OC $3.00 hand d»«| A( bags tj) 1 »rO $10 ladies' qj* wash dresses.. «J)Oe*t/3 500 collar 1 p* sets 1 DC $1.25 cor- QQ sots O*7C $1.50 hod d»1 f\f\ spreads «p 1 AJvJ 7. r >c hand qa bags *3e7C 7.V bolts; OA ladies' OUC 65c 72x00 oq sheets Oet/C 350 hoys' OC waists ZDC J7.5Q d»C QC trunks %p<J »ZJ\J 35c combs and I ■* barrettes 1 OC Temple Court Block, 406-8 Riverside Ay. TONIGHT Mr. William A. Brady Announces Mr. Mantell in King Lear Tomorrow afternoon, "ROMEO AND JULIET" Tomorrow night, "RICHARD HI" Evenings—soc to $2.00. Matinee, 50c to $1.50. TOWIOHT AID AU WKBX The Incomparable D. S. Lawrence Stock Co. with Jane Vivian Kelton In The Mansfield Terslon of "OLD HEIDELBERG" The Most Beautiful Flay of Modern momanoe Fifty People Used on the Stag's Our prices: 250, Sso 50c. Saturday Matinee 25c and BOc Boxes and Divans 7So Next week: "The Heir to the Hoorah" 2X77 APHorcnAm3U MATINEE TODAY AND TONIGHT ▲nether Week of rum Ret irn of the Favorite "The Dublin Minstrel" MS. FRANK FOOASTT In Quaint, Humorous and Human Observations BMITH It CIUFBIIX Presenting an InrldMt From Life "Camping Oaf jout wan ft 00. In Ttiflr Comedy Plena Aot "Mr. P. I. Barnuui. Jr." ■MILT oinn ft CO. In "A Minnesota Komuo*" By Cbftft Horwlts TIME BKOTHEBB MASCAttBO Presenting • Pun In a Drawing- Boom" DEZBO ft POBCTBT Novelty Musical and Singing Act 808 ft TIP CO. Comedy Acrobats Kovnra ftotubes WASHINGTOM THEATER 11 XIOK CLASS VAtrDETZLLS Week Commencing Sunday Mefntt April 17, 1910 Vaudeville's Latest Novelty ES I Elf BUSLEiaK Presents The Oiri la, the Ballooa "The Convincing Character Btar" LAW WELCH ft CO. In "Levinsky's Old Shoes" "The Pride or Melody I.ane" (4) THE "TKOCADSBO («) In a Humorous Repertoire "Real Musi.- of a Unique Order" BOUTON ft TXLLSOV In "A Tard of Music" "Vaudeville's Checrie.it Trio" WOLFE, MOOXB ft TOUVO New tfui i> : • , In Songs and Dances A Oenutne Wonder Act FIELDS ft 00. Incomparable Head and Hand Balancers msw motioh rxCTvmaa Mil -i, daily at 2:JO. Two shows every evening at 7:30 and I. Prices 160 and 250, Vantages * THEATER ■. O. Walker, Mgr. Rhone M. 13S8 Week Commencing Sunday Matla.ee April 17th ALL STAR ACTS La Bella N a pole Troupe Blh'ht of the Best Italian Singing aud Instrumental Artists Before the Public 5 >d.«y. Bstre Added Attraction Daphne Pollard Tounicest Recoanlied Australian Comedienne of the Day— Kerm erly Leading Lady with Follard'a Lilliputian*, Another Big Feature Tinkham & Co. Sensational Cyclists and Meter, cycllata la Their Cage of Death Three Other Big Attractions Matinee daily I:4a, any aeat lie. Evening 1:30 and '. seats l&o and lie Sea/horn's Mo sins Van will give you the best service In tbe elty. We also do a storage business. We are at your service at aAf Uin% I fmoae. Mulu 6M. PAQI 11