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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1910.
IIS Dtvtston Street Telephones: JS^^a PARK BONDS— TODA Y'S ISSUE Spokane has several fairly important local affairs on' hand, like the fight to clean the }>oliee department and the city hall, the fight to secure the commission form of gov- 1 eminent, the fight with the two new railroads. Bui this week a proposition is before citizens which must he decided within a few days. This is the park bond election. Election day is next Tuesday. This is the time to give considerable thought to the park bonds. If you haven't registered, talk the matter over with friends who HAVK registered. If YOU have registered, be sure to vote. The Press believes that the necessary three-fifths ma jority should be given the bonds. The proposition was de feated once before, and if it is again turned down it will l>e a long time before another effort will be made to give Spokane neighborhood parks and playgrounds. As stated repeatedly—and the points cannot be em phasized too strongly—the city hall will have nothing to do with the administration of the park improvement plans, the tax will only amount to one cent per week on each $1000 of assessed valuation, and the sinking fund ofl $125,000 will be invested in city securities, and in fifty years will have paid up the principle. And, finally, none of the money will be spent on boulevards. There is every reason why the people should vote yes: there is no logical reason why they should vote no. CAN'T HAVE BOTH THE FOOD AND THE FLAG Do you know where Singapore is? In I**o7. 29,000 ships entered the port of Singapore. They came from nearly every country on the earth. Turkestan was not represented. Neither was Switzerland. The I nited States of America, however, was represent ed. The flag of this country floated proudly over one "tramp" steamer of (><>2 tons ns she.sailed up the harbor. When she sailed out she flew another flair, for she had been st.ld betimes, but she saved the United States a "white wash." It does not speak very well, does it for the nation that gave to the world Robert Fulton and John Paul Jones to be only one boat ahead of a little inland republic with no sea beach. What is the matter with the United Statest Some political doctors are prescribing the ship subsidy bill, but there are some people who make a wry face at the mere suggestion. Still it ought not to be such a bitter pill for a nation that lias safely tomached not only the Payne-Aldrich tariff, hut a half a century's dosing with other tariffs which were all bitter enough unless you were lucky enough to get them down without tasting the tax. But why a ship subsidy.' There are hundreds of ships owned by American cap ital now —the Standard Oil Co. owns a fleet of its own. Why don't they fly the flag? Because if they did they would have to obey our shipping laws. What are they? Oh. something to the effect that a sailor ought to he fed and doctored and paid like a human being. The Americans who own ships say they can't compete with foreign ships if they have to pay real wages and feed real food, so unless we repeal our shipping laws the public must chip iv a subsidy to make up the difference. Also it costs more to build ships here than elsewhere be cause of the tariff—just as it costs you more to build a house or a suit of clothes. So the ship fellows want more tariff tax laid on your house and your breeches and part of it paid to them as a subsidy. To force you to it they have taken your flag off their ships. PENCIL POINTS The number of star gazers in nightgowns is increasing daily. Pretty soon the comet wdl rise early enough to catch those going home on "owl" cars. If in 1000 years from now it will be possible to live 120 years, it is to be hoped that it will be worth while. Surely the professor had a bad ear for music who killed himseh' because the baby cried. One of the troubles about getting along without meat is that there are so few other things to eat, if one doesn't like prunes. A Texas man has traded 100,000 acres of land for 100,000 gallons of whiskey. Simply a matter of exchanging acres for headaches. Dc-nt let that census man escape you. Spokane wants every man, woman and child on its census lists. Spokane was again favored by the v.eather gods. While the mid dle west was swept by an extraordinary spring storm, Spokane was swept by gentle summer zephyrs. MR. SKYJACK FROM MARS PAGE 4 Entered at Spokane, Wa-s'j . as Second Class Matter THUD—Did yon notice that woman that just passed? SLAP —Yes. She smelted of musk. I guess it was on her handker chief. THUD —Xo it wasn't; it was on her hair. SLAP—Then very likely she must wear a muskrat. THUD—At the same time it would be more appropriate if she'd use new mown hay perfume. SLAP —Why should she use new mown hay perfume? Thud —Because she's a grass widow. Washington, D. ('.. April 28, 1910, Dear Dad: forgive me for not writing, but l ye b"en too "het up" over these insurgings and ret in nings. As the country papers say, "events have been transpiring with great rapid ity." ihp uprising against Cannon in the house was only a start. You have no idea what a shindy has been kicked up here by the eeent elections, which wore straws which Iho Wed the stand patters that a ■strong west wind was blowing It's l rout, a panic Old-timn leaders have lost their heads. Everybody nates everylKidy else and blames verybody else. Erstwhile affable patriots are testy and peevish. Probably no administration was ever so demoralized as the Tsft administration. Doubtless this panic is only tem porary. The real leaders seem to have formed a plan which is to be an attack, not a defense. They seem to expect to go down in de feat, but they're determined to sink with colors flying. Taft's announcement that he would visit Indianapolis, followed by his reconsideration of this an nouncement (after Beveridge's at tack on tho tariff), followed by his reconsideration of his reconsidera tion (after Senator Crane. Vice President Sherman, et al. had con ferred with him), followed by his reconsideration of his reconsidera tion of his reconsideration (after Crane el al. were out of hearing), followed by his re-re-etc. is just a sample of tho way it's gone since we elected Taft. The man seems to have no will of his own at all. By the time this reaches you he may be announcing another reconsideration, but you can put this down as the best bet: Taft will speak in Indianapolis. The Aldrich crowd has decreed it l« necessary for the president to appear against Beveridge In Beveridge's own City. And Aid rich, you know, is one who says "to this man. Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh." This Indian apolis affair is the rawest show of Taft's putty will the public has seen. Of course, later Taft announced he had never changed his mind about going to Indianapolis. But that was the first piece of finesse he got into the game. After this exhibition, imagine how it must have been with ap pointments and messages; Taft continually hypnotized by men who stand for tho interests! I have found the heartiest hatred TWO-MINUTE VAUDEVILLE BY FRED SCHAEFER. Vudor PORCH SHADES ■ THa&fc All Snlk Poiage© .M BBc TPHIS ])eautiful pongee silk of American make is by far the best pongee silk value we have ever been able to offer. It's absolutely all silk, iv natural tau shade only. 2G inch width. A quality that in most stores would be expected to bring considerably more than the Crescent special price. Per yard 59^ AM Silk Black Tafffefta at 85c Another Crescent special, this fine all silk black taffeta. A beautiful jet black finish. A beautiful all silk material that's a regular special in the silk section. 32 inch width 85£ of Taft not among democrats and insurgents, but stand-pat congress- : " men: Thejip same congressmen danced whenever Aldrich or Can non whistled. They didn't fear the insurgents then. Hut now they see : their mistake—also sure defeat. It relieves them to blame it all on to' the spineless Taft. Thp panic is apparent at the Hal-; linger I'inehot investigation. The] stand-pat senators conducting the hearings are in bad; and they know that nothing they can do at the hearing will put them in good. It's just dreary, dragging, hopeless preceding, and the gladdest men in Washington will be those men when the hearing is over and the people have had time to forget. The other day one of the senators be gan nervously pounding the table with his fist. He made so much noise that finally another called him. It Illustrates the general state of mind. The latest shepherd ordered to go Into the wilderness of Insurgency to Rather in the lost lambs is poor Senator T. B, Burton. Burton re cently was given the toga in Ohio and told to go into the senate and show what a real progressive could do. He responded by voting with Aldrich 114 times on the tariff bill. Why Burton was picked to give up two weeks of vacation and spell bind through sweltering, cy clonlc lowa the first part of July, Is doubt ful, unless it is because of his ability to stand the heat at har vest time. Bur ton, as an ice berg, runs Fair banks a CLOSE SECOND IX THE NORTH POLE handicap. Joy over recent events isn't su p-erne, even in the offices of some of the insurgents. Certain of the Insurgents don't like T. It., and the past few weeks they've had to sit up aad watch popularity run to the colonel like filings to a magnet. The insurgent newspapers which are against Teddy find themselves in a ticklish position. They'd like tremendously to roast Taft to a turn, but, as the saying goes, every knock is a boost —a boost for Roosevelt. So these newspapers count themselves by being merely grieved with Taft. There is one place in Washington where joy is unbounded, unconfin> cd. That is in the office of the National Conservation association, which is the business address of Glfford Plnchot, Sincerely, Night after night we scan the sky, and utter a prayer. Hoping 'gainst hope it has bone by- Hut it's still there. Miss Ellen Day of London, Eng., claims to be the oldest organist in the world. She is SI and began to play at the age of 8. She knew Liszt, Chopin and Mendelssohn.. SPOKANE'S GREATEST -STORE Vmidbr Pcrclhi Sflaadtas I'DOR porch shades are the kind that last for years and always look well. -Vudors are strong andjJrHrable, being made of strips of linden wood bound together with seine twine. Very attractive shades and decidedly easy to operate. A porch, however hot and sunny, will, when fitted with a set of these Vudor shades become the cosiest, most comfortable room in the house. The Crescent has the Spokane agency for these shades and carries them in all sizes, in light and dark green and brown. G ft. width, $3.75; 8 ft. width, $5.50; 10 ft. width, $6.50. ;THE CRESCENT, Spokane'* Greatest Store: "Dis is Waldemar, a pertickler fr'en o' mine, Milly." Kin he fight?'' ' N'itw, not much." "Den no wonder he can't keep yer from 'sociatin' wid him!" Horoscope "The stars incline, but do not compel." FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1910. Let lovers patient be. Lest love, affrighted, flee. The moon, farthest south, is on the Equator this 119 th day, Saturn is in benefic aspect, Jupiter is in square and Venus is in opposition, a configura tion that makes conflicting aspects. Women must be singularly circumspect in this twenty-four hour period, avoiding particu larly gossip, flirtation and in trigue of any kind. Married wo men should refrain from broaching topics that may lead to dispute with their husbands. There is danger of thoughtless expenditure. Lovers should exercise thoughtfulness, leniency and patience, and resist any inclina tion to seize on petty excuses for quarrel. Great wealth and possessions are plagued: but the influence of both Jupiter and Saturn is benign toward workers, em ployes and persons of ordinary means and simple business methods. The day is good for beginning new tasks, improving methods, opening, removing or altering places of business, taking up new lines and overhauling stock cr accounts. Tact and diplomacy will come well into play today. It is likely, also, that perseverance and perslstentTwort in this period will force through many an enterprise or desire that seems hopeless. Those who ask favors to day, especially from superiors, will not gain them unless they have merit behind their re quests. Persons with this birth-date will profit during the twelve month by exercising self-reli ance, and by using their abili ties for organization and man agement. Children born today are gov erned by stars that are held to make a favoring combination, giving pride, dignity and tact, with much perseverance and RATH. "JUST KIDS" BE PITTSBURG MILLIONAIRE AND TRAVEL IN STYLE NEW YORK. April 28.—The Phinps family of Pittsburg came pretty close to monopolizing the most expensive quarters on the Mauretania of the Cunard line, when she reached her pier. Alto gether there were 11 Phippses, in cluding three children and two in fants. They were attended by 13 servants and nurses, making a total of 24 persons in the party. They occupied six suites of apart ments on B deck and brought 145 pieces of baggage. The entire party left for Westbury, L. 1., this after noon In two special cars. It is esti mated that the cost of transporting the party on the voyage from Liver pool to New York considerably ex ceeded $fiooo. Careful Investors are invited to make a selection from our list of desirable Bonds Warrants City and Farm Loans which we offer for sale at very attrac tive prices. Call on the Bond Department for par ticulars. Union Trust Company Of Spokane The Marble Bank Building A Business Alliance with a strong bank to Which lie can refer pros pective customers is al great help to the young business man. This bank offers every facility of such (in Institution, and in vites tiie accounts of nil who appreciate t lie best in banking service. THE OLD NATIONAL BANK of Spokane Resonroes Ten Million Dollars Directors i Jay P, Oraves P. Welch W J. C. Wakefield John Twohy Fred It. Urfimell Thos. V. Wren j. i». MpOotdriek D. W. Twohy Lovl Ankeny F. A. Blackwsll J. D, Parrell T. I* Qreenough T. J. Hurnblrd John D. I'orter AugiiHt Puulaen W. D. Vincent Th« Dally and Sunday Spokane I'iesa. lv ~■„.., v week. PAGE 4 Published every evening and Sunday morning by the Spokane News, paper Co. Telegraph service furnished by United Press. THE PRESS DELIVERED —By carrier, toe per week. By BBS* one month 60c. sis months 2.60. one year $4.00. Disguise our bondage as we will, Tis woman, woman rules us still. —Moore. "Oh, what do you think: They've put up Mrs. Scrubben as candidate for commissioner of street clean ing." "A very good choice —she ought to sweep the city." Women govern us; let us render them perfect; the more they are enlightened, so much the more shall we be. —Sheridan. Annie —You ought by all means vote for Mrs. X. Fanny—Why? Annie —Because. Seek to be good, but aim not to be great; A woman's noblest station Is In re treat. —Lyttleton. The Placing of Investments HE CHOICE of investment bank ers is usually the most Important decision that an individual makes in regard to placing his funds. Wifh an experience of twenty years in handling invest ments in Spokane, we offer our services and organization to PERSONS OF MOD ERATE MEANS TO WHOM THE SAFETY OF THEIR MONEY MUST BE THE FIRST CON SIDERATION and after that, the greatest possi ble income return. Communications on this important subject will not only receive our prompt attention, but will have the benefit of our extensive organization. The Spokane & Eastern Trust Company Twentieth Year Under One Management j. p. M. Richards. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE j. P. M. Richards. (\ W. Winter. Henry M. Richards. W. S. McCree. R. L. Hutter. L. M. Davenport W. G. Merryweather. Good Management The great success attained by this institution is due to good management in the matter of organiza tion in assembling men of successful, conservative experience as directors and officers to manage its affairs, thereby inspiring confidence and strength. The announcement that the genuine air of cheer fulness would welcomo all who enter, whether stranger, friend or customer, has become an axiom. The announcement that tho same courteous treat ment would be given small and large depositors has proven that small deposits will build with tho iu st Hut ion. National Bank of Commerce Capital and Surplus $225,000.00. OFFICERS P. If. MARCH, President M. M. cook. Cashier. dana CHILD. Vice President JOSEPH BAILT, Asst. Cashier. THE VERY BEST GOLD CROWN $3.50 This crown is made of 22k. gold, heavily reinforced, and is the same crown that other good dentists charge $8 to $10 for. Best plate $0.50; other good dentists charge $15 to $20 for the same plate. RED CROSS DENTISTS Northeast Corner Post and Riverside. (Entrance on Post.) "Walk 25 Feet OS Riverside and Bave Dollars" Dental Nurse In Attendance. Phone M 648. OPEN BUNDAY MORNINGS THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1910. 'MOST ANYTHING Josh Wit* Says: "Accordin' ter a suffraget friend o' mine, a man's home may be his castle, but a woman's home is her peni tentiary." Whenever we admit women to a wider scope of pursuit and profes sions, we must also remove the shackles of our present conven tional rules, which would then be come an insufferable restraint on either maid or wife. —Hawthorne. "Sir." said the woman nominee for sheriff, to the editor, "1 wish to nail a malicious lie sprung by tho opposition. They have circulated the report that I am one of the plain people." Women have more of what la termed good sense than men. They cannot reason wrong, for they do not reason at all.—Hn/lltt. ASSETS OVER $5,000,000 R. 1.. RUTTKR, President. Vice Pres., Secy and Qen'l Mgr. Not Chance SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. EXAMINATION FREE Male Listener—Don't get excited, ma'am. Keep you shirt on. Suffraget Orator (immensely flat tered)— There, ladies, is one man who recognizes our equality. 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