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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1910.
MRS. STALFORD SUMS UP MA TRON FIGHT Edftor The Press: An evening paper printed a statement supposed to have been made by me for that paper. Because the statement was unauthorized and the sentiments which I did express to the reporter were not correctly Riven, I feel forcaal to place the matter in the propw light before the public. I feel that the fight started Febru ary 23, on the platform of police matrons has been much strength ened and heavier planks put in. The original plank still stands, and will until three matrons, in eight hour shifts, are established at the city jail. But the fight will not rest there now. Because of the character of affidavits brought for ward the people want to know, I know, we have the right to know*—how are women prisoners treated in the city jail? It is a well known fact that po lice conditions in all large cities are deplorable. Oout of jail condi tions surrounding women prisoners in Spokane have grown these in vestigations into police conditions. It seems at least feasible that Spo kane policemen holding power un questioned for 20 years might bear investigation from the people whom they are supposed to serve and for whose safety and honor they aro paid to guard. But I do want it understood that our "crusade" is NOT against Act ing Chief Sullivan or any individual on the Spokane police force. It is not a matter of "spite" or malice or hysteria or undue enthusiasm of mere theorists, but a matter of common decency and humanity, ami hence of principle. It Is true we have some half dozen affidavits about conditions In the county jail, each corrobor ating the other, but we have no intention of going into that now. Our information will be turned over to the proper authorities later. Nor have we any quarrel with Captain Bertha Smith for the things she has or has not done, as visiting matron at the jail. No charges were over made against her man agement by any except women who had- been prisoners. I would ad vise Captain Smith to herself in vestigate charges made by affidav its in The Press and not take the • assurances of Acting Chief Sulli- Standard Optical COMPANY 703 Riverside. Phone Main 3345. (Opposite Old National Hank) SPECIALISTS in fitting Rial making artificial ey<?a :inrl glasses for headache, dizziness and all defective eyesight. Eyes examined Free We keep your prescription, so bring In your broken glasses for uuick repairs. Bring the children Saturdays. Lucky Purchase of Men's ;>C9 Suits in the lot —all this spring's stylish suits, hand tailored, of Al fabrics, hy some of the best eastern tailors. We bought these at a low figure and are going to close them out. Saturday - Monday - Tuesday ■ JH Money Prices Begular $30 and $35 suits for $18.75 528 MAIN AVENUE van as to the character of the affiants. It may prove to be a somewhat serious charge to call one who is innocent a "coke" fiend or an habitual drunkard, and I am sure that sentiments of that kind from a Salvation Army lass supposed to have nothing but charity and kind ness coming from the Innate spirit of God are not conducive to the furtherance of the ideals she is supposed to stand for. Long asso ciation with present conditions and policemen have perhaps caused Captain Smith to view things as a matter of fact—commonplace—rand she loses many opportunities of aid ing because of this viewpoint. "We are sometimes so close to a thing that our perspective is lost, we have no viewpoint." It is absolutely foolish to say there is no room in the city jail for police matrons, or that we can not afford the salary of three police matrons. At least a dozen positions have been created by the city council since February 23d, when they were too poor to grant police matrons, and only one of these po sitions carry salaries as low as that agreed on for police" matrons. Every one seems very much con cerned about where the matron will sleep. We do not contemplate having them sleep, and that is why we asked for three matrons of eight hour shifts. We want them always "on the job" to protect the girls against—even themselves. All the room a matron would need is a place for a few books, basket with sewing, rocking chair, rug, medi cine chest, hat rack, etc. We have from the first taken the jail as It Sample Regular $22.50 to $27.50 suits for The Old Reliable New York Dentists 7MVi Riverside Avenue, Next to Crescent Stor* Every member of our staff is a graduate and ex perienced. We extract teeth free and without pain when other work is done. If you have a few teeth missing, come in and let us replace them with our system of teeth without plates. Full set of teeth.ss.oo 22k. solid gold crown for $5.00 Beat bridge work for $5.00 THE VERY BEST FOR A LITTLE LESS Our plates are guaranteed to fit, the material we use is the very hest we can buy and is guaranteed to you as such for 10 years. Be sure to see us for your lental work if you want to save money on your bill. New York Dental Co. 7141/2 RIVERSIDE AVENUE. Suits $15.25 Is, and not as it should be. We have realized that a suite of rooms with a bath and kitchenette is not practicable in the city jail for the matrons. It is comforting to know that Acting Chief of Police Sullivan, if correctly quoted in the newsappers, Is willing to concede police ma trons. He realizes that the revel ations growing out of the police expose has gone farther than he expected, and he perhaps hopes to abate the storm by promising ma trons when jail facilities will per mit. But the police expose will now go on until the corrupt "sys tem" fostered by Mayor Pratt and Acting CJhlef Suljivan and thelT regime, as brought to light in the Elliott case, is effaced and justice rendered alike to men and women who fall Into the clutches of the police. MRS. PHILIP P. STALFORD. Catarrh-ol Cures Catarrh Three Months' Treatment, $3.00 Guaranteed WESTERN DRUG CO., Corner Stevens and Main Also F. R. Robertson, Druggist, Howard and Riverside Tha Dally and Sunday Spokane Press. 10 cents a week. Begular $18 and $20 suits for $12.25 NEAR HOWARD THE SPOKANE PRESS VOIE FOR PARK BONDS FOR CHILDREN'S SAKE BY EARL .CONSTANTINE. Outside of the mental education offered in the public and private schools of the city, Spokane today does nothing towards the raising of her children. We let them raise themselves. What a reflection thle is to our broadmindedness. The few attempts that have been made in our city, the last few years, to have public playgrounds have died a natural death which comes hmt Day ©IF the Gireaift April Sal® ©IF TOMORROW at 6:00 p. m. this, the greatest event of its kind The Crescent ever held, passes into history. Thousands of thrifty buyers have taken advantage of the savings offered; hundreds more will do so tomorrow. Assortment in both the linen and bedding section and in the carpet and drapery section will, to all intents and purposes, be as good as they were at first. We have seen to that, in order that all who, from choice or necessity, postponed their buy ing until the last day might have ample assortments from which to choose. &SI the Liiraenu srnd BedkMirog Bep&rtaeimft Every previously advertised special price holds good. Displays are as large as in the begin ning. Practically all the display space in the south end of the Main avenue store being given over to the sale goods. Prices are lower than you can expect them for a good while. The linens, bedding and other things needed during the summer can best be bought now. Cffispeft sumD Drapery OlFiFeirmgs The sale of lace curtains continues at savings of from one fourth to a half on lots of 2 to 6 pairs each. The sale of portieres continues. These are all new goods and sell at one fourth less than the prices they will bring after 6:00 o'clock Saturday. The offerings in rugs have been increased by new specials added for the last day, while all that were placed on sale earlier in the week continue except where on account of limited Quantities the goods have been sold out. Underwear for ffJNION suits and separate garments in knee lengths and full length styles. Summer weights. An excellent assortment. Several st3 T les are men tioned today and will be given special display space iv the section tomorrow. All represent excellent values. Black pants of fine cotton, knee length. Sizes 2 to 16 years 25* Black pants of a finer quality cotton, guaranteed fast color. Sizes 2 to 8 years 35* Vests and pants in a nice soft white cotton. High neck, long or short sleeves, or sleeveless. Pants are knee length. Sizes 1 to 16 years 25* Vests and pauts in a nice fine lisle thread 35* Vests and pants of the famous Carter make SO* Fine lisle union suits, low neck, sleeveless, knee length, drop seat. All sizes SO* and 65* Cotton union suits, with low neck, sleeveless, high neck, short sleeves, knee length drop seat. Sizes 2 to 16 years 65* Cotton union suits, high neck, long sleeves, ankle length. Sizes 2 to 16 years ... Ts* Peftfticoate ail a Special Low Price $1.89 ]E> LACK heatherbloom taffeta. plain black and white cotton moreen, made with deep flounces, one style being embroidered. All have deep full under ruffle. A lot of ten dozen at au extremely low special price * $1.89 Womeini's Low Slhoes $2<,85 Four styles of pumps and three styles of oxfords. All sizes and widths in each. Patent leather, gunmetal calf and tan. The oxfords have wide silk ribbon laces, light welt soles and military heels; the pumps have a neat flat leather bow at the vamp. One of the oxfords is a tan. All are good $.'?.f>o val ues. Specialized at $2.85 Americana Made Silk P©migee§ Special BBc a Yard TP*OMOBROW on the sale counter there will be five hundred yards of a beautiful quality natural color silk pongee. This is all silk, fine close weave, a good weight. A style that ordinarily would be expected to bring at least 85c a yard. An ideal fabric for a cool summer suit or a tailored waist. Special 59^ Foulard! and Roungln Silks 50c The final clearance of half a dozen pieces of plain color rough silks and five odd pieces of all silk foulards in nice patterns. Silks that were originally intended to bring $1.00 and $1.25 a yard. It will not be surprising if these sell out entirely before the day is over. Special price 50^ from unassured financial support. This was to be expected. a,Wo are soon to have a chance to say whether we care to have a per manent system of supervised play grounds. The $1,000,000 park bond on which we are to vote on May 3 place a playground near ev ery public school and that means in every part of the city. The park commissioners have publicly de clared that $250.000 of the Issue :THE CRESCENT, Spokane's Greatest Store! Mena's F&imcy Sodks Special, 6 IPaiirs $1.40 Good quality lisle, blacks, tans, greens, reds, navy blue and smoke gray. Mercerized finish with linen heel and toe. Sizes 9% to llV*. Special box of half a dozen pair for $1.40 Ufisiom Smite, Special $LSO ■ Light weight woolen union suits, sizes 34 to 44 sonly. Not many of any size. There will be best choosing for those who come in the forenoon. Spe cial price as long as they last $1.50 Crescent special Yorke make, plain blue, tan or fcgray chanibray, perfect fitting garments. All sleeve lengths and all sizes from 14 to 17; special, three for I $3.50 :THE CBESCENT, Spokane's Greatest Storer =THE CKESC'ENT, Spokane's Greatest Store: will be used in acquiring play ground sites and In their equip ment. In our busy life, we have forgotten that to which we ought to pay most attention —our chil dren. A good deal, perhaps most of our character, is built during our leisure. We offer our boys and girls today the streets as the sur roundings in which to form their character and then we are fre quently surprised at the natural re sult. This Is a problem, the solu tion of which is being offered us in the favorable vote on the proposed park bond. Men welcome the solu tion of their problems and we would be wronging ourselves if we do not seize this opportunity to provide for our rising generation. The public playground has chal lenged the attention and received the support of our most eminent Clhiainnilbiray Shirts Glomes Specially Priced MfOOHA GLOVES, $1.29. Light weight mocha gloves, one clasp style. Pique sewn. Paris point embroid ered backs. Champagne, bis cuit, gold, light tans and pearl gray. Special. .$1.29 MOCHA GLOVES, $1.50. A one clasp mocha glove in chamois only. Pique sewn. Paris point embroidered backs. These are washable. A pair $1.50 KID GLOVES $1.15. Two clasp kid gloves with a glace finish, overseam sewn. White only. Special. .$1.15 men. This is so because they make for bettor citizenship, for health and for morals. The Hon Elmer E. Brown, TJ. S. commissioner of education, has been quoted aa Maying: "Play counts for morals; for It Is in our play that we chooso things accord ing to our character, and by choos ing we make our character." The issue Involved In the pro posed bond is not one of finance alone; that is the least Important phase of it. Any man who asks himself whether he can afford to pay 55 cents on each $1000 of the assessed valuation of his property, cannot in all fairness but reply In the affirmative. The Issue is the providing of nature and health spots in all parts of our city and the creating of a chain of play grounds covering the entire city. The cases where the men of Specials • From All Oveif itlbi® Store ©is Sal© Till 12s©0 Oulj Ml ANY a dollar can bo saved if your Saturday shop ing list can be filled from the list of Saturday Morning Specials given below. An unusually large list and unusually good ones, too. Not one of these articles will be on sale after twelve o'clock. They're on sale at these prices from 8:30 till the noon whistle blows. AN odd lot of about sixty garments in all, grouped into one lot at a price that has no relation whatever to their original cost or value. Sizes for misses and women. Various styles, some box, others full length styles. Materials used are rubberized craven ettes, coverts, serges and mixtures. All sorts of remarkable values included lv the offering. Your choice Saturday morning.... f 5.00 Boys 9 Blounses ©9c Fine quality dress blouses, light and dark colors. Sizes 8 to 15 years. Cuffs attached. Collar band to be worn with white collars. $1.25 value. Spe oial Saturday morning 69«> Boys' Caps 4Bc Boys' auto caps, blue serge and broadcloth, patent leather tops and cloth underneath. Near ly fifty altogether. Most of them $1.25 and $1.50 values; a few 65c caps included. Special Saturday morning li>< Chka Plates Special Two very dainty new patterns in Haviland china plates. Floral designs; 5, 7 and 8 Inch sizes. Special prices are by the set of six. Special Saturday morn ing. ..81.75, $2.00 and $2.25 A large number of beautifully trimmed hats at this exceptionally low price Saturday morning only. Mostly flower trimmed models; some others trimmed with wings, quills, etc. Stylish late season models all of them. Special Saturday morning «. B s - 0 ® Real Painiaimia Outing Hafts $7oSO Women's and misses' real panama, outing hats, with drapes of satin. Straw buckles. Good $10.00 values. Special Saturday morning • 87.50 Toilet Specials 8;30 Ho 12 Only Hard water Castile soap, spe cial, per dozen cakes SO* Sempre Oiovine, 50c value, special Saturday morning. .21* Hice powder, in paper pack ages, 25c value for 12* Tebecco tooth paste, 50c val ue, special 31* Lawim Kuinmoirncs 49c Light and dark colored lawn kimonos, made with kimono neck. Long or short sleeves, ad justable belt. Some $1.50 values, others less expensive. Special Saturday morning 49* 19c TAW.E contains stamped burlap centers. 22 and M Inch Blzes. scrim ruffles for pillows, crochet dollies and many other dain ty little inexpensive articles. 39c TAUI.K contains white linen center pieces, 36 inch siae, fin ished cretonne table covers, 12 inch Irish embroidered doilies. Many remarkable values Included in this lot. C9c TAUI.K. On this table you will find Renaissance center pieces, finished pin cushions, cut glass knife rests and a host of other odds and ends gathered from the artroom stock. Many un usual specials are included iv them and each represents a substan tial saving. Annoitlhieir Embroidtty Special ait 9c A XOTHER lot of beautiful fine swiss and nainsook edgings aud insertions to be sold at this remarkably low price on Saturday. Every piece online quality. Edges and insertions to match if you wish them. 2to 5 inch width. Regular 20c aud 23c values. Special price Saturday, per yard 9«t> HANDKERCHIEFS, 4c. Sheer lawn handkerchiefs, prettily hemstitched, with initial. A nice size for children, or for general use. Special Saturday, c«<4> 4^ Wash Ileitis, Special 25c A NEW shipment just received replenished the stock of dainty white wash belts to sell at this price. Many beautiful now designs are shown, vastly different from anything we have shown before. One ityle that is particularly attractive is a very plain pique bolt. Good deep-sen pearl buckles. Sizes 22 to 30; 1 1 j inch width 25# Sprang Sftyle .CoaftSp $5 Womraena's amid Misses' Trimmed! Hafts, Special $5 Airft R©om Specials Three Specially Priced Tabie* 19c, 39c amdl 69c Spokane have failed in their dety, are few. Last year we commit ted a blunder In defeating the tame bond isaue. bet we can excuse ear selvee oa the score of Ignorance as to what it proposed to do. bat thla year the excuse will be want ing. The citizen who bellevee la a city beautiful and health la ovary sense of the word, should register today before 5 o'clock, which is hf* last chance to qualify for the tlee tion. Ye Furmtorioni aaleaaseuts. polishing, repairing. See us about furniture. 1111 Firat avenue. PHONE 1985 Gemaini Silver Medhßagss2oS>B Good five inch German silver mesh bags. Soft kid lining. $4.00 value. Special Saturday morning $2.98 Bamrefttes Best Hold Barrettes, plain, shell and amber; 35c and 50c values. Special Saturday morning. .25* Silverware Specials Quadruple silver plated casse roles; regular $8.00 values. Spe cial Saturday morning.. .86.49 Quadruple silver plated fern dishes; $3.00 value. Special Sat urday morning $2.19 linilFaumits' TSaibgs 25c Dainty little wash hoods, kid moccasins, shoes and slippers, fancy bibs, creeping overalls, sun hats, rubberized table bibs. An odd lot of things for in fants .on special sale Saturday morning only; your choice..2s* For Meaa, Umidler wear 55c French balbriggan underwear. Shirts in sizes 34 to 48. Drawers in sizes 30 to 46. Long or short sleeves. Drawers have double seat. Genuine balbriggan gar ments. Special Saturday morn ing, per garment 55* PACT f