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Blobbs—Do you think tho problem of perpetual motion will ever
be solved? Slobbs—Sure; the gas meter will eventually do the trick. LOOKING "GIFT HORSE" IN THE FACE <Tne woman who had a parcel of clothing wrapped to send to the Chamber of commerce relief fund tor the fire sufferers has untied the string and restored the clothing to the rack. The cause of this action on her patt was the publication in a morn ing paper of a supposedly humor ous comment by the assistant sec letary of the chamber of commerce, on some of the donations received. Here is the way the situation ap peared to this woman: "1 think such remarks in connec tion with a work of this kind is a positive disgrace. People were asked to give what they could spate in the way of cast aside clothing, and if bathing suits were given, what about it? Those bathing suits no doubt would he appropriated by Oddities in the News All Over the World Miss Elma Johnson lives on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad, near Dcs Moines, and when C. R. Alexander, a brakeman, wrote letters he some times dropped them off as his train sped by. Onen ote he weighted with a rail road torpedo, and when Miss John son picked It up the torpedo ex ploded in her hands, putting out one eye, impairing the other aud disfig uring her about the head and face. Her attitude toward the brake man letter writer is not divulged, but she has sued the railroad for $30,000 damages, claiming that it is liable for the acts of its employes. Shadows Husband 18 Years to Get Divorce. The persistence and perseverance of women is shown in the exper ience of Mrs. Mamie E. Brown of New York, who for 18 years, through detectives, kept close watch on her husband, Charles H. Brown of Matteawan. before she got evidence enough to obtain a divorce. They lived apart for more than IS years, and three times Mrs. Brawn tried to obtain a divorce and failed through insufficient evidence. She has just succeeded in securing a decree at Newburg. Smoking Room and Free Cigarettes for Women. Chicago is to have a music hall with a women's smoking room in which all kinds of cigarettes will he provided patrons free. Not only that, hut the fair smok ers will be able to buy light lunch- eon and liquid refreshments, and in the summer time there will be a roof garden. The building will be 20 stories high, will be on the site of the Con tinental hotel, at Madison street and Wabash avenue, and is to cost $3,000,000. Part of it will he used for offices. Must Be Sober to Get Maarried in Paterson. Persons desiring a license to many must be sober to get it at Paterson. N. J., because of the. moral barrier raised by Registrar Charles S. Gall. He always refuses to issue a license if the person shows the least sign of intoxication, suggest ing that he come back the next day. "Invariably they don't come back." he said, "and no doubt there are many young men and women who today thank me for not giving them a marriage license when they wanted it." How You Can Save Money For those to whom saving money is diffi cult, there is only one rule to follow: Open a savings account, even if you must start with only $1. You will be wonder fully surprised and gratified to see how soon you will be sav ing every possihle nickel to add to your account. Put your savings where they will increase most rapidly. We pay depositors 4 Per Cent Interest Spokane & Eastern Trust Company J. P. M. Richard*, President. P. L. Rutter, Secretary. some poor mother Up in the horned out region, to be made over for her children. Women know to what uses these things may be put, even if the assistant secretary of the eh am her of commerce does not. "1 had two coats and a number of pieces of wearing apparel for women and children set aside to send to the chamber of commerce this morning. Not caring to have donations that 1 might give for a good cause made the subject of newspaper jests, 1 have concluded not to send It. If some one will guarantee the delivery of this stuff to the really needy in the fire belt, in the spirit in which it is given, my neighbors and myself stand ready to give everything we can possibly spare. But as for the cham ber of commerce humorists, excuse me, I am done.'' Champion Dishwasher of Middle West is a Man. The middle west champion dish washer is a man, Joseph Vogel of Chicago, who has issued a challenge to the world. In winning his title he defeated Mrs. Mary Nelson at Clark Station, Intl.. washing and drying 200 dishes ;In 13 minutes and 19 seconds, while his competitor's time was 15 mm! -! utes. Railroad Company Pays $3 to Sue for $2.13. The Pennsylvania railroad has sued George W. Miliigan at Chicago for two dollars and thirteen cents "for fare due from North Philadel phia to Jersey City on January 4. 1910." Miliigan is a manufacturers' agent. The costs of filing the suit are $.1 and if Miliigan demands a jury it will cost $6 more. (By United Press Leased Wire) LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 29.—East Lincoln became isolated by a flood today, caused by a sudden rise in the water of Antelope creek. The streets were submerged to a depth of five feet. The water has flooded homes and the occupants compelled to flee to upper streets. Rescuers put out in boats to save persons caught in the deluge. It is feared that several lives were lost, but no fatalities had been reported at noon. The weather bureau reiiorts a rainfall of eight inches last night. CONTI N U E D FR O M PAGE ONE. THE MYSTERY ' Square hotel a few years ago, a federal senatorship was decided. "Again in an international com plication involving the sale of for eign territory to the I'nited States, in which an international scandal had started, this woman's blandish ments smoothed the troubled waters." C O N TIN UED 1 » R O M.. - PAGE. ONE, DENVER EXCITED distance cheering record, and as Roosevelt left his train and was es corted through the streets he was kept busy bowing bis acknowledg ments to shouts of "Teddy." j The colonel left Cheyenne at 9:30: ■ laat night and his train stopped j ! only twice on its way to Danver. At 'every station, however, big crowds had gathered and yelled their greet ings. Roosevelt breakfasted In his private car. He was met at the ; station by Governor Shafroth, j Major Speer and committees rcpre ! scntiug the Colorado Live Stock as tociation and the Spanish War Vet-1 , i arts. The presidential salute was | I lired by the Colorado light artillery. Roosevelt was escorted at once to a waiting automobile and taken through the streets to a reviewing stand, where he reviewed the pa rade of the Spanish War Veterans, the Indian Fighters' association and a number of civic bodies. The | streets were gaily decorated and were lined with cheering thousands in honor of the former president. At noon Roosevelt became the guest of the Danver Press club and > was later escorted to Overland Dark, where he was the guets of honor at a ' chuck wagon - ' dinner. | Real chuck wagons were standing in the park and two old "cow camp' COOks pieparcd the food. The feast was served in genuine "round up" style. rrfttr this Bplead had been dis posed of the colonel wns escorted back to the heart of tba oily and j taken to the Auditorium, where he was the guest of houor and prin cipal speaker ut the afternoon ses sion of the Colorado Live Stock as sociation. THE SPOKANE PRESS SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1910. T.R. " Westward, Ho" Snapshot taken in New York as Col. Roosevelt on hig first trip to the West since he left the White House. f ITY NEWC V/ IN BRIEF O A loss of $16,000 was en tailed adn four men suffered burns in a fire that wiped out the plant of the Idaho Lumber company's big factory at Dish man's, east of the city. Sparks from an O. R. & N. engine is believed to have caused the fire. Fred Wilson, sick fire fighter, turned down by the city and county public doctors, has been taken in by the Rescue Mission and given treatment. The board of army engineers that 'is making a special tour of the ir rigated districts of the country j with a view of making recommen .dations as to the disbursement of j the $20,000,000 irrigation fund set j aside by congress, was in Spokane | Sunday on the way to North Yak j Una. The board will give two ; months to making the Investiga tion, which extends over the terri- I tory from New Mexico to North i Yakima. The Typographical union has voted for an increase for job print ers from $24 to $27 per week and has asked that employers sign up the new scale on this basis. The old scale expires next Saturday night. Carroi Strausser, charged with auto speeding, was arrested last night by the police and released on bonds of $10. Rev. J. C. Baker, pastor of the tabernacle, Mallon and Jefferson, preached his farewell sermon Sun day. He will take. up evangelistic work on the coast. E. R. Week, Horace H. < > Quth, J. B. Johnson, Bedford ( • Brown and William Matthews, < • democrats, candidates for the < • legislature, have changed i • their pledges to read "for the < • party choice so long as he has < • a chance of success." If elect- < ed these men. it is said, want < a chance to support Poindex- < ter. if the gang tries to defeat < him in the legislature. < Have You Seen Our New Fall Suits? THOSE WHO HAVE WILL TRUTHFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE THE BEST LINE IN THIS CITY. Come and get your new outfit AND TAKE AD VANTAGE OF OUR EASY PAYMENT PLAN. It costs yon no more and makes buying easy. Pay a little down and a little at a time to suit your con venience and wear the clothes while paying for them. OUR MOTTO: One Price, One Treatment to All, Cash or Credit. Pacific Outfitting Co. 418 Riverside Avenue Next to the new Old National Bank Building. HOME OFDIGNIFJIEJD^RJEpjT J. W. Whitaker is the manager of the senatorial candidacy of Leigh R. Freeman, an old time pioneer of the west side, who is seeking the republican nomination. Freeman is making the fight on Wilson, Burke and Ashton as Jim Hill and trust candidates and he calls Poindexter an extremist. Free man says that he is neither stand patter nor progressive. A reunion of former members of tho Rev. D. E. Wilson's pastorates in Minnesota was held last night at the Rev. Mr. Wilson's church, the Lidgerwood Congregational, Gordon avenue and Standard street. Postal Inspector E. F. H. Birds eye of Cincinnati will arrive in Spokane September 1, in an en deavor to secure evidence against the Parker Pros, and other United Wireless alleged swindlers. M. H. Dickson, 33, colored, a waiter at the Silver Grill, was buried this afternoon at Green wood cemetery, after funeral ser vices held by the Rev. J. Gordon McPherson. George Adams, killed at the Sprague avenue fill, was buried this afternoon at Fairmount ceme tery, after funeral services held at the Gilman undertaking rooms. A sister in Australia is the only known surviving relative. Lucile, aged 10 months, daugh ter of Matthew Stranz, Hillyard, died Saturday night. The burial took place this morning at Fair mount, after funeral services at St. Patrick's church in Hillyard. Joseph Peterson, who died Sat urday at the Sacred Heart hospital, was buried this afternoon at Green wood. Saying that her daughter had de serted her, and sent her to the poor farm, Mrs. Amanda Johnson. 85 years old, applied for medical treatment and shelter at the emer gency hospital yesterday afternoon. A Jump of 72 feet was made by the Buick racer by Driver G. C. Murray in an endeavor to establish a record between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene yesterday. Several accidents were met with and the time was but 84 :54 for the 62 miles. Two strangers beat up Charlie Fan. a Chinese pedler, yesterday afternoon because he did not have any melons in his wagon. TODAY'S STYLES TODAY KOREA NOW JAP PROVINCE; EMPEROR IS "THE WHANG" TOKIO, Aug. 29.—An imperial edict, an official announcement and a military order respecting the ac tion of Recident Genera) Terauchi and the Independent empire o Korea today became the dependent kingdom of Cho-Sen. The em peror, Vi Syek, became officially '"The Whang." Outwardly the change has been made without a single slip in the weil oiled wheels of .Nipponese diplomacy. In unof ficial circles, however, common rumors of discontent and threats of revolt from Seoul. The edict of the minister of the interior threat ens to change the entire diplomatic alignment In the far east and the effects of the annexation, or "amal gamation," as the diplomats prefer to call It, will be felt by every world power. The annexation was made with out the censent of the Koreans, over the protests .of China—as yet WHAT THE WEATHER MAN SAYS TODAY A storm center of moderate en ergy now over the Dakotas has helped to clear off the smoke that was over this section and caused light rains in Oregon, Washington, the northern Rockies and the Mis sissippi valley. Rains also fell on the Atlantic seaboard and in the St. Lawrance valley. From Arizona over the lower Mississippi valley to the south At lantic coast morning temperatures have been high; elsewhere they have been moderate and slightly be low normal from the Pacific to the Rockies. High pressure again on the north Pacific coast indicates fair weather for this vicinity. Now for the Cleanup Days Great Fire Sale THE GREATEST SALE SUCCESS SPOKANE HAS KNOWN Everything must sell regardless of its real value and immediately, as we positively will not reserve one item under any consideration. We intend to open the new store with an entirely new stock of fresh, desirable merchandise only; and we want to open that new store soon. That's why the bargains are worthy of your attention. Tuesday will be the best Bargain Day of all. Local View Postcards 5c Dozen Comic postcards 20 for 5c Stereoscopic view cards, dozen s«£ 25c gold paint, now 10«* 50c fraternal pin watch fobs 20f? California and Washington playing cards, were $1.00, now 50«^ Gilt Edge playing cards, were 50c, now 25«? Bicycle playing cards in perfect condition, per dozen decks $1.00 Other playing cards, package s«£ 42 flags of all nations; 18 inch flags; regular price $2.00; special $1.00 Set of 24 flags of all nations, worth $1.30, now... .50^ $1.18 Fiction Now 10c to 25c On upper first floor at our First avenue entrance we have several hundred of the latest fiction which was "in the fire" and which we are selling at 10c to 25c per volume. Be sure to look at it. It is being replenished continually. Unhurt Juveniles. Our highest grade of Juveniles, entirely unhurt, are marked at half price. This includes the hoys' and girls' handy hooks—Tomlinson's, Stratemeyer, Kirk, Munroe, Dudley, .Oliver Optic, Charles Carlton Coffin. Every child can read series, etc. Rebound Fiction, 20c Fifteen hundred on our shelves that are perfectly clean hooks that we have always sold for 500. Fire sale price, 20c. In this lot are books by such writers as Jack London, Harold McGrath, Louis Tracy, Augusta Evans, A. H. Lewis, Emerson Hough, etc. New Folding Go-Carts 1-2 Price The famous Fulton and Gendron models. They were securely wrapped and unharmed. $5.00 Go-Carts. ...$2.50 I $11.00 Go-carts. ..$5.50 $8.50 Go-carts. ...$4.25 | $13.50 Go-carts. ..$6.75 Damaged Wall Paper 3c Perfectly New Wall Paper 10c We find that some of our wall paper combinations that were carried part at our retail store and part at the warehouse have been broken. We must close out the parte at the warehouse not damaged but in odd lots. Original values up to $6.00 will be closed out at from 10«* per double roll and up. Varnished tiles for the kitchen and hath, original values 60c, reduced to 25<* per double roll. too feeble or too unready to en force her objections—and "with the careful watchfulness of the United States. America enjoys under Ko rean treaties many privileges that Japanese treaties refuse. The Jap anese statesmen have announced that the Korean treaties will be recognised for a time. The situa tion is a gigantic far eastern game pf "freeze out" with Japan dealing the cards and Russia playing the Japanese hand. SALT PALACE IS BURNED (By United Press Leaked Wire) SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 29. —The salt palace, consisting of a pavilion, 150 foot- wide bicycle track and other amusement feat ures, was destroyed today by a fire believed to be of incandlary origin. The fire started in the "Three De gree" concession and spread rap idly. The entire Salt Lake depart ment fought the flames for 10 hours before the fire was controlled. The track was being need for race meets for the benefit of in jured bicycle riders. Carpenters be gan work today to construct a tem porary track for a meet tomorrow night. "Your only hope is to simulate insanity," said the lawyer. "Gee, I haven't an idea what to say." said the prisoner. "Well. I'll get one of these chaps who write coruses for popular songs to fix up something for you." at John W. Graham & Go's Billicu»—The trouble with the average woman is that she has nothing to do. Cynicua—The greatest trouble is that she refuses to do It. NEAT TRICK TO FOOL THE LABORING MEN In the last year or two a neat trick to defraud laboring men has ! been worked by large employers or their agents in the territory adja cent to Spokane, through the me dium of a connection with some favored Spokane employment agency. The plan is to hire men, work them a few days and then discharge them, giving another bunch their places. In this way the employment agent is kept busy supplying new men to the same job at so much per head. Oluf Opsjen, a Norwegian rancher living near Dishman's, for several years a taxpayer and voter, gives testimony as to an experience he has Just had. He says: "Not having much to do at the time, I concluded to take a run out into the timber to make a few dol lars until fall. I applied for a Job announced on the board at the Featherstone employment office as a swamper for the Panhandle Lum ber Co. at their camp No. 7 in Idaho. The pay was $2.75 per day, but you are charged $5.25 board and $1 a month hospital fees, -although I never saw an ounce of medicine on the place. "After working a few days I saw men coming and going continually and wondered at the constant change of men. Directly 1 got onto the plan and found that it was part of a move to keep the employment agent busy. After two weeks 1 got my discharge like the rest. "When I asked why 1 was let out, i they told me that I was an L W. W. 25c to 65c Memo Books 10c 15c to 25c Memo Books, s<*> Reg. Price. Sale Price. Alki Pencils, dozen ,55c 10d> Grades Pencils, dozen 40c to 50c s»* Brass Thumb Tacks, dozen 10c s«* Highest Grades Colored Pencils, dozen. .SI.OO 25»* Novelty Paper Fasteners 05c 35f> Pike's Pocket Knife Hone :.. .25c 10< 60c Burt's Home Library 20c, 30c One of the best known library editions of standard works. This includes over 500 titles. Regular price 00c. We are selling them at 20«* and 30«*. Fill up your library! Alger hooks for boys. Regular 35c editions on sale for 20fS in perfect condition. Sure! Keuffel and Esser Goods Are Reduced! But, Remember, It's for This Sale Only. Everything in this line has a special price attach ed to it. Reg. Price. Sale Price. French Reading Glasses, 4 1 4 in... .$ 2.00 $ 1.30 French Reading Glasses, 4 in 1.60 1.00 French Reading Glasses, 3 in 1.00 .651 Steel Straightedges, 36 in 5.00 4.001 Steel T Squares, 36 in 5.50 4.40 Mannheim Slide Rules 4.50 3.85 Hand Levels 4.50 3.60 Chicago Steel Tapes, 100' ft 3.75 3.00 Chicago Steel Tapes, 300 ft 8.00 6.40 S. & M. Aneroid Barometers 21.50 17.50 Triangular Scale Rules 2.50 1.75 Flat Scale Rules 75 ,sfi We Must Sell All the Toys ' ~Doll wigs of natural hair, 50 per cent to 75 per cent discount.. Doll dresses from 10«* to $2.50; worth 25c to $6.00. $1.25 dress sets now 50<* $1.50 dress sets now 60»> $5, $0 and $7 silk dresses for $1.75 and $2.00 Football suits .. 10*> ALL CARD GAMES AT ABOUT HALF PRICE. ALL RUBBER TOYS, GOOD AS NEW, REDUCED IN PRICE Unhurt celluloid toys st+ to 40#> ALL SILK FLAGS HALF PRICE Size 32x60, was $3.25, now $1.60 Every size in stock. land that they did not want any agl- I tators in the camp. I have never l held membership in the I. W. W., and this was simply an excuse to get rid of me. •/They are sending in foreigners there who cannot speak the English language. They realize that they can carry on this employment shark traffic with less protest from the poor fellow that can't swear In Eng lish, and all that remains for him la to take his time and get otit. Should you tarry for one meal after quit It is charged up to you at hewt' rates." FARMERS . FILL ICE BOXES WITH HAIL. MUNCIE, Ind., Aug. 29.—During an electrical storm over an area of a mile near Trenton so much hall fell and the stones were so large that farmers filled their Ice boxes with them. *Psti ♦ Mrs. Irene Deffenbaugh has < ♦ started divorce proceedings < ♦ against her husband, Elvo Del department* fenbaugh, manager < ♦ of the savings department of < ♦ the Exchange National bank. < ♦ She charges her husband with < ♦ carousing, late hours and cru- < ♦el treatment. The couple < ♦ were married two years ago, < ♦ the husband being the son of « ♦ Mrs. Estelle Deffenbaugh, < ♦ former city librarian, and the < ♦ wife being Miss Irene Luther, < ♦ prominent socially. '