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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1910.
HOW DALLAS SELECTS A SITE TOR ITS CITY HALL DALLAS. Tex., July 28.—1f the priniple asserted by some Dallas property owners were arried to its logical conclusion, you might get paid for favoring Dallas with your presence, Instead of paying a tax for the privilege. Property owners themselves have proved Henry George's assertion that land values depend on the Pj||ence of men and women in the that the value of a piece of real estate advances with the number of people and the im provements they make on the land lying about it. This added value, which Is not due to the natural riches of the land or the labor of its owner, is known as "unearned increment." When Dallas was looking for a new site for its city hall, seven different groups of property own ers, deliberately and of their own free wills, offered to TAX THEM SELVES for a share in the "un earned increment" which they knew would accrue to their real estate if the city hall were located their property. One offered thevllty $59,125 cash; another. $50, --000 cash; another, a lot 195x178 free, and $10,000 cash. A low offer was $32,000. But just imagine what a howl would have gone up from these same property holders if a city or dinance had created a benefit dis trict and imposed this tax. There JOHN BULL TAKES GOLD CURE BY GIVING GOLD TO THE POOR LONDON, July 27—While Uncle Sam's drink bill is getting bigger, even with prohibition victories, John Bull's Is getting smaller. Heavy taxation has done It. In the fiscal year just closed, there was a drop of 10,000,000 gal lons In hte consumption of spirits, as compared with the previous year, according to Chancellor of the Exchequer Lloyd-George. In Ireland drinking has decreased from 30 to 70 per cent. As 800 nas the heavy tax of the liberal budget was put on, drluk enness fell off. The number of re sultant convictions has dropped 18,000. "This has been a distinct gain to the community," said Mr. Lloyd George. Then he told how the drinker's loss was really his gain. "One Birmingham landlord re ported that in the morning he used to sell a bottle of brandy with sodas," Bald this canny Welshman. " 'Now,' he says, 'I sell all sodas and no brandy—with Just a little whisky. Out of four customers now, two call for beer, and two for min eral water." "There are two parties among the publicans (saloonkeepers)— the party that puts up the price, and there is a growing party, the party of the future, which puts down the measure. They have dis covered that they could not do business at a higher price, so they sell at the old price a smaller quantity. They use a measure which is exactly the same as the old one on the outside, but which has a raised bottom. "The consumer is not conscious that he is drinking less, Nothing gives greater satisfaction to a mun than to feel that as he grows older he is able to drink exactly the same number of glasses and carry it better." Thus Knglnnd is striking two blows at poverty with one stone. The tux which prevents drunken ness, one cause of poverty, goes to relieve the poverty caused by Eng land's industrial system. Attractions for August New Victor and Edison Records Now On Sale at Eilers Music House—Many Fine Numbers. 70019—Rosa Rosetta, from "Jolly Bachelors." 5783—Aflfl March—Pryor's Hand. 6781—1n Maytlme—John B. Wells. tenor. 81719—Beloved, It Is Morn. 31790—(Jems from "Mile. Modiste." By Victor Light Opera . Company. tWfW-Angel Eyes, By Morris and Murray. Two new Lander records. Violin solos by the famous Fritz Kreieler, and many others equally catchy and beautiful. Also the new August Records for The Edison. We will gladly play them for you. would have been lawsuits galore. There being no such ordinance, they freely taxed themselves, thus offering to share with the whole people the new values the whole people will create but ordinarily would not have gotten. The reason why Dallas wanted a new city hall was the sale of the old one for $250,000 to Adolphus Busch, the St. Louis brewer, as the site for a 20-story hotel, which will be the highest building in the na tion's biggest state. Here again the George theory was demonstrat ed. The city sold the building for about $150,000 more than it cost. This sum was the "unearned in crement" created by the people who enhanced the value of the city hall site by living in and improving the city. The commission government came out of Texas. The Initiative, referendum and recall is in force in some of its cities. The inhibi tion of watering securities, which Taft sought in vain of congress, is a constitution provision in this state. Compelling the railroads to take out charters and thereby bringing them under the thumb of the railroad commission, is another Texas idea which the national gov ernment applied. Some day, perhaps, the nation will also follow Dallas in restoring to the people the value which their presence has added to land. Econ omists say it will. ONE KILLED, FOUR SHOT 111 016 RIOT (By United Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, July 28—One un identified man was killed, four per sons were shot and a score beateu in a riot at the Brooklyn docks of the American Sugar Refining Co. today. The riot began when strike breakers started to work under the guard of special policemen. A crowd of 800 strikers and their friends charged upon the strike breakers. The police drew their clubs and defended the non-union men for a time. The mob savagely beat the strikebreakers and walch- men, and a call was sent for the regular police reserves. 3,000,000 FARMERS BAND TOGETHER (By United Press Leased Wire) RALRIOIi. N. C, July 28.—1n an attempt to defeat members of con gress and other officials who are deaf to the demansd of agricultur ists for laws advancing their inter ests, .1,000,000 farmers will band to gether, according to Charles S. Bar rett, president of the Farmers' un ion today. Barrett, in addition, said that the union has a committee working on a list of such legislators. He said that the list of officials who are deemed nonreprcsentative as far as the farmers are concerned will be published in a book which will be known as the "doomsday book." BLINDNESS EXALTED THIS WOMAN (By United Press Leased Wire) OLYMPIA, Wn., July 28 — Miss Kmuia K. Page, blind W. C, T. U. worker and humanl- tarian of national prominence, Is dead at the home of her brother. Benjamin Curry, a few miles northeast of here. Death was due to paralysis, fol lowing a general breakdown. Miss Page was blind from early childhood, due to an acci dent, but was the author of several books on humanitarian subjects, in spite of her afflic tions, and had lectured in practically every city, town and hamlet in the northwest. NOT MURDERED, BUT AWAY MAKING FORTUNE (By United Press Leased Wire) DAWSON, V T„ July 28— J. A. Acklen, who disappeared from Se attle two yeurs ago, a few days after his arrival from Alaska with $50,000, and was commonly sup posed to have been murdered for his money, has unexpectedly turn ed up in Dawson in the best of health. He says he has been mining in Peru. He Is back hero to close large Interests and will visit Fair banks and me lditurod. There Is scarcely any movement this way for the lditurod. The Spokane Press, delivered, 25 cents a month. $100 REWARD (or the conviction of tbe purtr or parties claiming to be agents or tolli Horn of the Parisian Dyeing £ Cleaning Works. 60G first avenue. L. A. Lebmann. prop. LAURA JEAN LIBBY TO ANSWER GIRLS' QUESTIONS ON STAGE (By United Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, July 28.—0n Mon day night Laura Jean Libby, author of many well known books, will have her first opportunity to answer from behind the footlights thousands of questions asked her by girls during the years of her writing. It will be her initial ap pearance as an actress and she Sensational Month-End Sale The July Clearance Sale of All Summer Garments and Odds and Ends of All Rinds THIS SALE sweeping event as this, but we figured that the time for a big sale is just when you want the very things we want to sell. You can use these warm weather wearables now. Not more than half the season has gone and there's months of summer weather ahead, so that you'll appreciate being able to get garments and goods for August and September wearing—when you can get them all at Closing-Out Prices. Cleanup Sale of AH WasH Dresses Linen Torchon Lace at 4c Pure linen thread Torchon lace, worth up to J 20c a yard: best lace for garment aud curtain) trimming; July Clearance price, per yard »C Torchon Lace —lodgings and insertions in white) cotton Torchon, up to 10c values at, yard 3«V' Val. Lace by the Bolt, 38c—Fine edgings and , insertions in a lot of pretty desigus; up to 76c values, per bolt of 12 yards, for 38c Allover Nets at 48c White, cream and black; new designs In the Inch width; fine quality net, worth up to $1.50 a yard, for waist and yoke making; Afl** July Clearance price, yard IOC Cleanup of Wash Goods LOT I—fancy Law us and Prints In a great variety, worth up to 10c a yard, for only OC LOT 2—Fancy Batistes and I.awns in dozens of different patterns and colors, up to »» 20c values in this variety at, yard /C LOT 3—Fancy Wash floods and Suitings, worth up to 25c a yard; new patterns and plain colors in a rjrffinup or many fine lines; « f\ at. yard 1 UC LOT 4—Our Finest Summer Wush Fabrics, mer cerized, part silk and imp irted qualities: a cleanup of up to 7ac Value* of a great variety ■* m of fine goods, at, yard 1 / C THE SPOKANE PRESS proposes to kill two birds with one 8 tone. Juat what "turn" the authoress will do Is not known, but in addi tion to her regular stunt she says she will answer the most import ant questions asked her within re cent years. The questions, It la said, cover a wide range of sub jects, and will be especially inter esting to young women. For still maintaining friendly re lations after their divorce, W. P. Setters and his former wife were fined $10 and costs yesterday. j $100,000 STOLEN JEWELS RETURNED PITTSBURG. Pa., July 28 — Members of the family of Mrs. Henry R. Rea, sister of U. S. sen ator George T. Oliver, today main tain silence about the finding of Mrs. Rea's $100,000 jewels after a search extending over a year. All circumstances regarding the restoration of the stolen gems are withheld. The general belief is that they were taken by a society "Raffles" who finally consented to return them under conditions. Remp &t Hebert The People's Store is an effort to get rid of all the surplus summer things to wear that-we now have in stock. The opportunity comes rather earlier than usual, for so & ouits for Women « Purely to hurry out the balance of our light Summer "resses and Wash Suits, we will cut the prices to a far below-cost limit. You'll never get them cheaper, so don't wait. Get the final price now and get the good of wear ing these nice things while the hot summer weather is 'upon us. Dresses or Suits Worth Up to $4.50 Go at $1.89 CSenuine sacrifice of our complete lines as they now appear, from the $2.48 ones up to the $4.50 values. All sizes for women in this immense lot of several hundreds fancy or plain dresses aud tailored tub suits, also white lingerie dresses, lace inserted and trimmed. It's the rock bottom price and at least a month ahead of the usual time to make such a reduction. Choice at qq only <J> 1 «0«7 Special Lot of Tub Suits and Dresses Go at $3.89 Values up to $8.50 in this great duly Clearance lot of Wash Suits and Fancy Dresses. The materials include pure linen in suits of white, tan and blue; also fine lawns and lingerie in dresses of white and fancy designs, lace trimmed. This is a final reduction and a d»Q QA wonderful value at only «P«3*o«7 75c Dressing Sacques—Fancy patterns, plain white; also black and white checks, in washable lawn, short nn dressing jackets for women at only ZOC House Dresses—Broken sizes in up to $2.00 values; neat fancy lawns and percales, at only 69<* Mens $2 Straw Hats 95c Final cut on Men's Straw Hats in the clearance sale to end month of duly. All styles and sizes in stiff or soft straw which are now, left in stock will go as follows: $2.00 and $2.5Qi Straw Hats for... 95c Up to $4.00 Strjiw Hats for $1.65 Basement Sale Men s WorKSuits at; 55.75 Tn a half fttojoien clothing stores in this town you might possibly match these suits at $10.00. The materials are medium and darA and mixed worsteds and gray effects; they are strongly made and go in all sizes for men; the July Clearance price is Ttt only «4>D. / O Men's Hunting Coats 95c The biggest bargain in the store. Actually $2.50 and $3.00 coats; made of tan khaki, with full pockets and leather bound; a splendid hunting and fishing coat offered as a big ••leaning-up Qp sale bargain at, only JaC Theatrical PANTAGES—Bob Fitzsimmons with his wife, who are "laying this week at the Pantages, are still drawing record crowds. Mr. Fitz simmons gives a very interesting talk on the recent Jeffries-Johnson fight, which took place July 4. Bob was one of the heaviest losers at the ringside, and still says that had Johnson met the Jeffries that Corner Main and Washington $1 and $1.25 /L Shirts at . . OOC MEN! Here's your opportunity. This is not the regular line that we have sold thousands of at 63c, but a brand new lot of specially bought shirts from a first class maker of $1.00 ami $1.25 values, added to a large quantity of odd shirts from our own stock, to clean-up. Plain or pleated fronts; beet percale or madras patterns; cuffs attached (no col lars); all sizes in plenty of choice /JO at only O«3C Soft Collar Shirts—A lot of them, in every color and pattern; good $1.00 values at the sale price of 63c FANCY SOCKS—2Sc values in all fancy colors; also black with white sole; a genu ine bargain in regular goods at, *r% pair 1 *£C 15c Cotton Socks—A basement map, in tan or black .9> Fancy Negligee Shirts—Another basement snap, in good soft front shirts to wear with white collars; 75c and 85c values iv a clean-up lot at OA oul >' aSfC Men's Summer Footwear Cheap Men's Canvas Shoes and Oxford*—Regular $1.50 and $1.75 values now offered at the most unusual prut's; light and dark colors; all sizes in the lot: duly Clearance price, per pair 9s^ Men's Summer Oxfords—Tan and Mack kid in good styles, worth up to $2.50 a «air; ■July Clearance price SI.S9 Men's Fine Oxfords—This lot contains best styles in all kinds of tan, oxhlood, black, or patent leather; regular values worth up to $4.50 a pair; .July Clearance price. $2.63 met Fitzsimmons and Corbett some years ago, there would have been a different ending to the big fight. Mrs. Fitzsimmons Is without a doubt one of the best and most talented singers ever to appear in Spokane. THE WASHINGTON—It is the general supposition that bicycle acts are very much alike, contatin ing one or two novelties, but it seems to have remained for Gray and Peters at the Washington this week to invent new and sensation al feats that other bicyclists have Friday and Saturday Fancy Hose lOc Women's summer hose in pink, green, navy, laven der or black; 20c values at, pair lOtr Up to 35c Hose—Fancy or black 15^ 35c Ribbon 15c Silk taffeta and moire ribbons, in 5 to 6 inch widths; all colors, at, per yard 15#* Embroidery 4*c Up to 15c values, in edgings and insertions; a big tableful, in lots of pretty patterns; yard 4^ Up to 25c Embroideries 12$ Hand Bag's $*.*4B New leathers in new shapes; colored and black; up to $3.00 values in a clean-up at $1.48 Fancy Lace lc Novelty Val. lace to match any color wash goods; edgings or insertions; up to 15c values at, * per yard JL C Wide Embroidery 18c 50c corset cover embroidery, in cambric or swiss, solid or eyelet designs; special at, yard Women's Vests lOc Low neck, sleeveless; white cotton; all sizes; 20c value at 10^ Vests and Pants—3sc values 19^ Lisle Gloves 25c Ip to $1.00 values, long or short gloves, colors or black; all sizes, at, pair 25^ 35c Lisle Gloves—Two clasp, at 10^ Wash Belts 39c Gse and 75c Wash Belts, hand embroidered; pearl buckles, at 39f Up to 50c Wash Belting at, yard 19^ Nechwear 12c Ladies' L?sc to 35c collars, stocks, Dutch collars and stiff collars; all new styles, at, only 12#> not as yet had the daring ta Ins tate. ORPMEUM—JessI* Shirley, ee ststed by George UeQtmrrtm •»* Edgar Ewen will appear » • sketch called "The Cheat" at the Orphenm theater tomorrow Bight for one performance only. That Miss Shirley still has great hold on the Spokane theatergoer* la ev idenced by the big sale of •eats. Miss Shirley is appearangtng at the request of her many frtentM who want to see her In her present vehicle. r*oa »