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WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE LOW. She—Notice the twist that danceer does between his steps? He—Yes; just before the footlights.—Columbia Jester. NO REDUCTION IN FOODSTUFFS HERE ■ During the past two days dis patches from the leading cities of the East and Middle West tell of reductions in the price of food stuffs owing to Investigations that have been carried on with a view of ascertaining why the cost of living should be so high. Yesterday Seattle and Tacoma dealers dropped their prices, nota bly on staples. There was also a 1-cent a pound reduction in meats all along the line. An investigation MAP SHOWS REGION OF NEW BOXER UPRISING Char.g-Sha. in the circle, is the Chinese city where the recent at tacks on missionaries have been the fiercest. The uprising is spread ing, however, to tho region all about. At the top of tho map is the Ya:ig-Tse-Kiang, the river up which the British gunboats are moving to the rescue. The well known cities at the bottom of the map. Canton and Hongkong, show the position of Chang-Sha from the southeastern seashore of China. The city Is about 850 to POO miles southwest of Peking. EVERY DAY that you postpone the pur chase of that new soft hat is just that much actual loss to you—lose of comfort, loss of the een6e of cleanliness and loss of the personal prestige accruing through the added appearance of success and prosperous competency that one of our hats will give you. And you know how you "size up others by their appear ance—that half the success 'in this world conies through presenting a good front. Two Stores South 8 Howard $3.50 Howard and Riverside $2.50 Good Watches "We handle the best grades of American watches —Ill- gin, Waltham, Howard k Hamilton —cased to suit. Good watches reasonably priced. Weekly or monthly pay ments, if desired, same as cash. Wegner Jewelry Co. 7 Washington, Between Riverside •nd Sprague. Newly Furnlßbed Modern Rata* Reasonable KBAN'S HOTEL AND BAI 820 Barnard Street I Invite all my old friends to call oa ma in tbsae new Quar.ers. Prank Kean. Prop. At amatl coat a eatety deposit box will protect your valuable pa pen McCrea&Merryweather \ 9mm fcwv* as* •vra«-a» made here by The Press brought out the fact that there was as yet no reduction in prices in this city. Retail dealers declare that jobbers have made no reduction in prices and until they do prices will have to remain as they are now. Ixical millers say that the price of wheat will not allow of any re duction in the price of flour and commission men assert that the re ceipts of butter and eggs are barely enough to keep the local market supplied. f ITY NEWC YIN BRIEF O Seventy-five children from St. Joseph's orphanage were guests of Al G, Barnes at the carnival yes terday. Children from the other orphanages will he entertained to morrow. F. M. Jordan, a civil engineer. yesterday sustained a broken leg by the breaking of a scaffolding on Which he was standing. A man giving the name of Harry Stewart wns taken into custody at Coeur d'Alene yesterday afternoon having in his possession a horse and carriage belonging to Dr. W, M. Newman, which was stolen the night before. J Two damage suits against the I Union iron Works were filed in the i supi rior court yesterday. J. R. Hay den, a former employee, de mands $ln,ooo for injuries sus tained through a defective ladder. T. A. Kenney wants $.vio6 lor the loss of two fingers. John Ferns and J. J. O'Meara of Butte, Mont., have bought the southeast corner of Fourth ave nue and Lincoln stnet from Mrs. R. Insinger for $85,000, Members of the Coeur d'Alene Reservation Settlers association will charter a Bpecial train to go to Coeur d'Alene on the night of April -7 to meet Judge Witten, who will explain the details to be fol lowed in tiling on the lands. Frank A. Triplett filed suit In the federal court today against the Qreat Northern railway. Hp claims 125,000 for tlic loss of his left band while coupling cars. The Bankers Investment com pany will erect a three story apart ment house at the southwest cor ner of Race street and Tenth ave nue at a cost of 140,000. Three men were victims of street accidents between the hours of S and 9 o'clock last night. Harry Hale, a Great Northern employee, was stunned by falling from a street car on Riverside avenue; Harry Lund slipped down the gal lery stairs of the Washington the ater, and three young men playfully shoved Ah Sing, a Chinese, in front, of a slow moving auto as it was passing the Spokane hotel. Petitions are out for the paving of Hill avenue from Ninth avenue to Rockwood boulevard. The pav ing of Southeast boulevard from Ninth to Eighteenth avenues is al so projected. The cases of Al Menig, F. F. Stager, J. King and J. \V. Can Horn, butchers, charged with burg larizing a hardware and cigar store early Tuesday morning, were yesterday continued in police court until April 2i*. bonds being fixed at Mystery surrounds the death of jJ. V. Cormy, the brakeman found lying unconscious beside the N. P. track near Wins Wednesday morn ing and who died a few minutes alter being taken to the hospital. It was supposed at first that his neck was broken, but an examina tion discloses the fact that such 1 was not the case. Increasing crowds are attending the tent meetings being conducted by Evangelist George T. Stephens. The subject tonight will be "Shams and Humbugs." The McEachren sisters will sing. Prof. C. H. Hol gatt, a noted soloist from Chicago, will lead the singing Sunday night, Shoshone county, Idaho, has brought suit in the superior court against August Isle, contractor for the building of the county court house and jail at \\ allace. It is al leged that a number of liens for labor and material have been filed against the building. RABIES IN HUNTING PACK; ALL KILLED WHITE PLAINS, N. V, April IS.—Following the lulling last night of the park of 50 foxhounds of the Westchester Hunt club, a roundup of nil stray dogs in West chester has begun. The fact that three of the hunting pack devel oped rabies caused the death of all of their fellows, at a cost to the club of several thousand dol lars. How they were inoculated Is a mystery. Every stray dog in the county is to be killed at once. The Housewife's Friend WASHCLEAN moke* your clothes whlto as snow; no rubbing necessary. The Rteam concussion and boiling water removes every particle of dirt from the clothes, so that nothing can remain in them. No acitlß or injurious chemic als contained in Waahclean. Eight washings for 25c. T. t. WESTLAKE 336 Riverside Aye. THE SPOKANE PRESS SHORT SHAVINGS "I notice that you have a saloon keeper here who believes in ad vertising," said J. D. Hums of Chicago, who is now here on a business trip, as he sat in the lob by of a hotel here last night. "And that reminds me of a friend of mine named Casey who conducts a saloon in one of the Chicago suburbs. A new Catholic church was being built in the su burb and the women of the con gregation called upon Casey for a contribution. The saloonkeeper promptly put his name down for $.jOO. "The large donation was such a surprise to the good women that for a moment they could not find fitting words to thank Casey for his liberality. Finally one of the women said: " Mr. Casey, you have been very generous. When the church is fin ished there will be a memorial ! window there for you. Now, if there is any little .sentiment that j you would like to have placed in that window we shall be glad to comply with your request.' "Casey considered the matter for a moment before making his suggestion. " How would this do?' he in quired. 'Afther mass visit Ca sey's.' " "That reminds me of an Irish story," said the man from Minne apolis. Some years ago we had in our city a man named William Tomorrow Is the Last Day of Your Unrestricted Choice of any $35 to $50 Hand Tailored Suit in the House for You'll find a complete line of imported Scotch Tweeds, English Worsteds and imported Blue Serges included in our stock for your selection. Over 1000 distinct patterns to select from. Everybody guaranteed a perfect fit. All suits made here in our own shop. 228 Riverside SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1910. ANIMALS ARE A BIG A T TRACTION A TCARNIVAL Increasing crowds each night on the "Queen's Highway" proves the popularity of the attractions pre sented by the merchants' and trav eling men's carnival. Mr. names entertained 75 boys and girls from the Catholic orphan asylum yester day afternoon in the wild animal circus. Two of the sisters accom panied the children, whom, it is needless to Bay, were delighted with every act.. The clowns put forth an extra effort to provoke laughter and Master George Setter and his college educated dog 6 drew round after round of applause from the little folks, as did Professor Buckley and the herd of elephants. Captain Kelly, whose father is at Murphy who -loved whisky and fighting. He wag finally persuaded to attach his name to the pledge. All went well for six months or so and Murphy prospered, But the old appetite returned and early one morning Father Ryan turned a corner just in time to see Murphy as he laid his hand on the door latch of a saloon with the evident intention of entering. " 'William, you are not going in there, are you?' queried the priest. "'I am, father.' "'William, don't you know that if you go in there the devil will go along with you?' " 'Well, your rlverinee, he'll have to buy his own dhrlnk. I hey only the price of wan.' " The Dally and Sunday Spokane Press. 1" cents a week. SINTON'S SPECIAL OFFER Five Years in Business in Spokane present head trainer at the royal zoo in Berlin, succeeded in entering the den of "Caesar Wallace." the untamable lion that attacked and severely wounded Albert Bilger on Tuesday night. The side show and museum draws big crowds to see the freaks and curios. The fame of Nettie, the fat woman, has gone forth even unto Seattle. A letter was received by the management this morning asking for an auto graph picture. Nettie is very sus ceptible to cold storage, they say, and the chilly nights compel her to adopt warmer clothing. The last performance of Barnes' big three ring wild animal circus will be given Saturday afternon and night. WHAT THE WEATHER MAN SAYS TODAY High pressure and fair weather still prevails over the western half of the country and low pressure eastwardly from the middle of the country with storm center over Missouri and reports of rain from Minnesota, Kansas and the North Atlantic coast. Rain fell yesterday in North western Washington and Colorado. W. A. White and Mr. Lawrence of New York, Philip Cabot of Bos ton and Theodore Hicks of Brook lyn, heavy stockholders in the Washington Water Power company, are in the city conferring with lo cal officials of the company. and yet to find a dissatisfied customer SINTON * • T H E FORGOT THE CORPSE Absent-Minded Hearse Driver De parts With Principal at a Funeral. | grave when Heideman, mistaking the orders of the undertaker, drove ; rapidly away. He did not halt un til he had reached the livery sta ible, when to his astonishment he i found that the coffin had not'been removed from the hearse. Fright* i ened, Heideman hid himself for the remainder of the day. The mourn ers looking for the corpse did not arrive at the barn until the team had been unhitched from the hearse. It was necessary for the mourners to hitch up the team and convey the corpse back to f.he cemetery. TAILOR .GIN, 111., April 22. —An uninten tional blunder by Chas. Heideman, a hearse driver at Dundee, 111., delayed the fun eral of Mrs. Geo. M. Hayes of Chicago. The mourners had gathered about the open UP HIS SLEEVE. Uptown—l hear Jeffries has got something up his sleeve that Will greatly surprise Johnson. Downtown —You don't say! What is it? Uptown—A good Btrong arm. YOUNG MIDDLEAGED AND OLD "Try this on your piano," aaid t he agent, as he handed this lady of the house some furnHure polish.— Cornell Widow. GROVE JOHNSON AND ED/TOR IN FIST FIGHT (By United Press Leased Wire) SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 22.— Grove L. Johnson, dean of the Cali fornia legislature and attorney for P. F. Reed, manager of the Sacra mento Rochdale company now seek ing 175,000 damages for the publi cation of an alleged libelous article in the Sacramento Union, made a fistic attack upon Edward Insley, managing editor of the paper, yes terday. It occurred in Judge Post's court room during recess of the trial. For a time attorneys and princi pals in the case were fighting a battle royal. The trouble started $100,000 FOR MEDICAL SERVICES (By United Press Leased Wire.) CHICAGO, April 22.—Dr. L. C. H. E. Zeigler is entitled to $100,000 from the estate of Mrs. J. H. Mc- Vicar, as provided by a contract he held to furnish her medical treat ment while she lived. The supreme court entered a final order in the case today. The contract on which the suit was based was made on July 19, 1880, and Mrs. McVicker died in California August 24, 1904. During this period of more than five years, according to the evi dence presented to the jury in Judge TuthlU's court, two years agg, Dr. Zeigler gave his profes sional services whenever called up on, relying solely on tho validity of his contract for remuneration, which was to be paid from Mrs. McVicker's estate. MEN 228 Riverside when Insley refused to apologize to Johnson for remarking in court last Tuesday that the vent barrister's sickness which the trial was probably faked. Johnson struck Insley in the face and the newspaper man placed his hands on the lawyer, who is past 72 years old. When Reed attacked Insley, former Appellate Justice C. E. McLaughlin and W. S. Butler, at torney for the Union, mixed into the fight, as well as clerks from the respective law offices. It was some time before Deputy- Sheriff McNamara separated Jha fighters. -■