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Your Interest in Free Courts
Why is it that corporation lawyers as a rule take a keen
interest in judicial conventions!
Why is it that in republican judicial districts the big
corporation lawyers, as a rule, are republicans? And in
democratic judicial districts they are democrats?
Is it because there is some connection between politics
and their profession?
If judges are elected on partisan tickets they must first
be nominated at party conventions. As these conventions
are usually controlled by machine bosses, the judicial can
didates are picked by the bosses.
Corporations that want special privilege have a habit of
contributing to the campaign funds of political parties.
Do they make their contributions through their lawyers
and thus put the bosses under obligations to these lawyers?
Is that why those lawyers are generally so influential in
It is known that in the days when nearly all judges were
grafters, at least to the extent of accepting railroad passes,
the railroads handed out the passes through their lawyers.
Did the judges feel a sense of obligation when those
pass-giving, favor-distributing lawyers appeared in court
and said, "If your honor please"?
It is a matter of history that Boss Cox of Cincinnati sent
for circuit judges Cox had nominated, and asked them tt>
decide a case in favor of his friends—and it meant a big
pile of money to those friends if the judges decided as
Cox ordered them to decide.
Are bosses any different in other judicial districts and
Can the average man feel sure of getting justice in
courts whose judges get on the tonoh by the favor of
bosses who accept campaign contributions from Special
Does Special Privilege contribute liberally to party ma
chines for the mere fun of the thing!
Or is every dollar thus contributed a cold-blooded in
vestment that is expected to bring large returns by way
of special privileges!
"Wouldn't it be better to have a non-partisan judiciary
■ —to take the people's courts out of partisan politics—to
free the bench from all obligation to special interests and
make all judges free to make law mean justice and give
every man a square deal in the courts?
Tliink it over. The interests of all whom YOU hold
dear in this life may depend some day upon the decision
of a judge. Won't YOU be surer of justice if that judge
is a free judge in a free court!
Uncle Pixley says: "If Bill Taft hurries, he'll be last In recognizin'
that Portuguese republic."
The only Portuguese high-up who didn't light out for tall timber
when Manuel did was the premier. He had a bad foot and couldn't run.
Pretty guilty crowd, that!
Four Chicago ladies have been arrested for stealing butter and eggs
from farmers. Farmers who don't know enough to put watch dogs, or
watch mice, over their butter and eggs ought to be robbed.
Colorado has lost a good man in Chief Justice Steele. Once, In a
labor war, he decided that the Guggenheims couldn't suspend the right
of hebeas corpus. He was one of our distinguished jurists who was not
mentioned for the United States supreme courtship.
Whew! but Al Meyers, millionaire founder of Goldfield, was In a fix.
Authoress Julia Gibson called on him armed with a revolver, a marriage
license and her father, who is a minister. They'll probably be sufficient
to marry him, too, unless he can outrun them.
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Tom Watson's camped on the trail of Hoke Smith's moral record.
Don't talk to us about the people not being aroused, when moral records
of editors are made an issue in Georgia!
Releases of suspected Times dynamiters are now two ahead of the
arrests. Hut the detectives expect to make a big haul, when they locate
a San Franciscan who had some strange laundry marks on his pants.
Pierp. Morgan told the Episcopal deputies at Cincinnati that he
doesn't believe In miracles. J. P. never believes In anything that he
can't buy, perhaps.
California Homeopathic convention savagely mentions that there
are 7000 allopaths in government employ and 70,000 homeopaths who
Phil Armour't to have a place In Illinois' Hall of Fame because he
promoted the live stock industry. The fellow who ate Phil's live stock
has already got bis monument —with this on it:
Affliction sore long time he bore,
Physicians were in vain,
Death It ketched bim—
Phil's sausage fetched him—
Gone to rise no more.
Manuel wafted farewell to Portugal with the words, ' I leave with a
clear conscience." 'Tis well! Had he left it behind, they snrely would
have shot it full of holes. And Msnuel's off for London, where his con
science won't be noticed.
Scenery In Munich theater fell on Caruso and a pretty typewriter
girl sued him, all nl one week, it's "your money or your life" all the
time for Knrieo.
Lord Baron James Rothschild says he wants a little wild west exper
ience while touring this country.
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Uncle Bam announces that his corn, rice snd peanut crops ars all
Bunkldorl. Good enough! Corn for pa, rice for ma and peanuts for the
kiddles. We'll pull through, yet.
Rev. Plan, "wanted" by the government on a charge of get-rich-
Quick fraud, used an alleged recommendation by Ballinger. Wonder
What fish that sort of bait would catch, anyhow?
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Taft has arranged far c nice little trip to Psnama November 10.
Meet ef the election returns ought to bo in by then.
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Stumping Indiana, Teddy lauda Beveridge for voting against the
Pay— Aldrtcn tariff act. Teddy ought not to stump on a stump; he
4uou to use a trapese.
New York tank clerks are unionising to get better wages. New
far* baak yntttSmia are already uafcHiised and pleased with their pay.
Osgar und Adolf as Aironuts
"Come on, Adolf, all oferbo-o-oart."
, "All right, Osgar. By der vay, vot iss our destinyadian?"
"Dot remains to be felt. I vlll try to pick ovid a soft yon."
"I voult hate to fall far —a haf a dotzen eggs in diss besket. How
vould ye go abouid id to lighten der balloon?"
"Dunce! Let ovid some of der gass."
"Haf you agoot entchine in diss airship?"
"Yess, I haf dree motors, each mlt 40 horsepower."
"So? How much does dot made togedder?"
"A whole liferystable."
"Veil, I dink I vill go along. But I hate to leafe all our cretitors."
"Yess —dot iss vot makes me soar too."
Three hours later, after a thrilling flight, they come down in a sub
"Ach," they exclaim, "ad last we haf reached terra firma,"
But it wasn't. It was Terre Haute.
THE DANGER TRAIL
Copyright 1910, The Bobbs-Merrill Company.
JAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
He went to bed, but It was a
long time before he fell asleep. It
seemed to him that he had scarecly
closed his eyes when a pounding on
the door aroused him and he awoke
to find the early light of dawn
creeping through the narrow win
dow of his room. A few minutes
later he joined Gregson, who was
ready for breakfast.
"The sledge and dogs are wait
ing," he greeted. As they seated
themselves at the table, he added,
"I've changed my mind since last
night, Howland. I'm not going
back with you. It's absolutely un
necessary, for Thorne can put you
on to everything at the camp, and
I'd rather lose six months' salary
than take that sledge ride again.
You won't mind, will you?"
Howland hunched his shoulders.
"To be honest, Gregson, I don't
believe you'd be particularly cheer
ful company. What sort of fellow
is the driver?"
"We call him Jackpine—a Cree
Indian —and' he's the one faithful
slave of Thorne and myself at We
kusko. Hunts for us, cooks for us,
and watches after things generally.
You'll like him all right."
Howland did. When they went
out to the sledge after their break
fast he gave Jackpine a hearty grip
of the hand and the Cree's dark
face lighted up with something
like pleasure when he saw the en
thusiasm in the young engineer's
eyes. When the moment for part
ing came Gregson pulled his com
panion a little to one side. His
eyes shifted nervously and How
land saw that he was making a
strong effort to assume an indif
ference which was not at all Greg
son's natural self.
"Jußt a word, Howland," he said.
"You know this Is a pretty rough
country up here —some tough peo
ple In It, who wouldn't mind cut
ting a man's throat or sending a
bullet through him for a good team
of dogs and a rifle. I'm just tell
ing you this so you'll be on your
guard. Have Jackpine watch your
He spoke in a low voice and cut
himself short when the Indian ap
proached. Howland seated himself
in the middle of the six-foot tobog
gan, waved his hand to Gregson,
then with a wild halloo and a snap
ping of his long caribou-gut whip
Jackpine started his dogs on a trot
down the street, running close be
side the sldege Howland had
lighted a cigar, and leaning back in
a soft mass of furs began to enjoy
his new experiments hugely. Day
was just fairly breaking over the
forests when they turned into the
white trail, already beaten hard by
the passing of many dogs and
sledges, that led from Le Pas for a
hundred miles to the camp of the
Wekusko. As they struck the trail
the dogs strained harder at their
trnccs, with Jackpine's whip curl
ing and snapping over their backs
until they were leaping swiftly and
with unbroken rhythm of motion
over the snow. Then the Cree
gathered in his whip and ran cloße
to the leader's flank, his mocca
sined fBVt taking the short, quick,
ight stexs »i the trained forest
runner, "is enest thrown a little
out, his eyes on the twisting trail
ahead. It wag a glorious ride, and
in the exhilaration of It Howland
forgot to smoke the cigar that he
hstd between bia fingers. His
bfeod thrilled to the tireless effort
of the grayish-yellow pack of mag- ■
nificent brutes ahead of bim; he
watched the muscular play of their
back and legs, the eager out*each
ing of their wolfish heads, their
half-gaping jaws, and from them he
looked at Jackplne. There was no
effortl n his running. His black
hair swept back from the gray of
his cap; like the dogs there was
music in his movement, the beauty
of strength, of endurance, of man
hood born in the forests, and when
the dogs finally stopped at the foot
of a huge ridge, panting and half
exhausted, Howland quickly leaped
from the sledge and for the first
time spoke to the Indian.
"That was glorious, Jackpine!"
he cried. "But, good Lord, man,
you'll kill the dogs!"
"They go sixt' mile in day lak
dat," he grinned.
In his admiration for the wolfish I
looking boasts that were carrying
him through the wilderness How
land put out a hand to stroke one
of them on the head. With a warn
ing cry the Indian jerked him back
Just as the dog snapped fircely al
the extended hand.
"No touch huskie!" he ex
claimed. "Heem half wolf—half
dog—work hard but no lak to be
"Wow!" exclaimed Howland.
"And they're the sweetest looking
pups I ever laid eyes on. I'm cer
tainly running up again some
strange things in this country!"
He was dead tired when night
came. And yet never in all his
life had he enjoyed a day so much
as this one. Twenty times he had
joined Jackpine in running beside
the sledge. In their intervals or
rest he had even learned to snap
the 30-foot caribou-gut lash of the
dog-whip. He had asked a hundred
questions, bad Insisted on Jack
pine's smoking a cigar at every
stop, and hatl been so happy and so
altogether companionable that half
of the Cree's hereditary reticence
had been swept away before his un
bounded enthusiasm. He helped to
build their balsam shelter for the
night, ate a huge supper of moose
meat, hot-stone biscuits, beans -aiid
coffee, and then, just as he,Jw»d
stretched himself out in _M ,S
for the night, he rememberHflßg
son's warning. He sat up and
called to Jackpine, who was..uutt,i'>K
a fresh log on the big fire W front
of the shelter.
"Gregson told me to be sole and
have the camp guarded at night,
Jackpine. What do you Jtliliik
about it?" A
The Indian turned with a queer
chuckle, his leathery face wriuWed
in a grin. 81
"Gtregson—'heem Ver' 'pjißbch
'fuld," he replied. "No bajjl man
here —all down there and in camp.
We kep' watch evr' night. fVHeeuj
'fraid —I guess so, mebby." :
"Afraid of what?"
For a moment Jackpine was si
lent, half bending over the fire.
Then he held out his left hand",
with the little finger doubled ou»
of sight, and poiuted to It with his
(To be continued.)
After winning his race with the
New York bosses, he grabbed a plat
form in one hand and committed
hart kart with the othar.
"HANDCUFF KING" IS LOCK EXPERT AND
CONTORTIONIST- THOSE ARE HIS SECRETS
Perhaps you have the idea that
there is a trick about the work of
Hardeen at the Pantages this week,
and there is a certain trick about It
to be sure, but the trick consists
partly of a life time spent in the
studying of locks, and many years
employed as a locksmith in the
firm of Yale & Towne in Connecti
cut. Coupled with his unusual
knowledge of locks is a wonderful
physique and a faculty of dislocat
ing hig joints which enables him
to twist and turn out of anything
yet devised for the confinement of
"How much of an item is sheer
strength?" I asked him.
"Very much," he replied, and I
could believe him when I looked at
his powerful build. His arms and
j shoulders are remarkably devel-
I oped, not as are those of a gym
nast or strong man, but in a long,
smooth, rounded way that shows no
knots and abnormal bulges of un
natural development. Of course
his method of picking the locks is
concealed, although it -would be
safe to say that even if it was
known no one but an expert lock
smith would be enabled to ap
proach him in his remarkable af
finity for weak spots in mechan
isms of any sort.
"Can you build a lock that you
"My Son, how far have you advanced in arithmetic?"
"Aw, as fur as where sissy little boys divide their cake into several
parts, an' don't have any elft."
65c COLORED MESSA
LINE SILK 49c
A new yardage just received, dis
playing all the staple and novel
shades and colors for fall wear.
This is a 65c quality pure silk mes
saline and will be on sale Wednes
day, a yard 490
October Discount Sale of Housefurnishings
Entire Stock 20 Per Cent Off
Everything on our great fourth floor at a reduced price, only one exception, and that is Bissell's carpet
sweepers. Here is a sale so big that the mention of all prices would be an almost impossible task. Below we
give the list of merchandise that is represented—even this list is not complete. Come for everything in
housefurnishings, save 20 per cent on every purchase. Sale will continue all day Wednesday.
Save One-Fifth on Jill These IQinds of Goods
All room-size Rugs
All small Rugs
$2.75 Tailored Waists $1.98
The smart, trim styles that every woman prefers for
fall and winter wear. Plain white linen and madras
in stripes with pleated front, laundered collar and
cuffs; all sizes, from 34 up to 44. New $2.75 fall waists
can be bought Wednesday for $1.98
Smart Tailored SuitS"'Best in Spokane for $22.&0
Only last week we received another shipment of suits, which we havo decided to pi nee in our special $22.50
lot. These are the best suits we have offered during the season at this price. There are French serge, Venetian,
heavy.diagonal and popular heavy weaves in black and all the favorite colors and shades produced this sea
son. These garments are samples of good tailoring; jackets are smartly carved to the waist line, skirts are
plain and neat. All sizes are represented, including attractive styles for little and big women. The
cannot open?" was my next ques
"Yes," he replied thoughtfully, "I
think I can. I am working on one
now. You see, locks are made now
so that the key is made last. That
is, a lock is made consisting of a
certain number of levers, some
long and some short, and then a
wax impression is made of the ar
rangement and a key made to fit
the lock. My method is to make a
key first and then build the lock
LIGHT BURNING ALL SUMMER SCARES BURGLARS.
NEWARK, N. J., Oct. 18—Although the electric light bill for
William A. McManus' Newark home was $21.50 for the time he
and the family spent in their summer home in Deal, N. J., he is
not complaining, for he figures it out it saved him much property.
The house had been carefully boarded up, but Mr. McManus
forgot to turn out one of the electric lights. Hurglars had tried
to break in, but, seeing the light, got no farther than the outside.
BULLETS KIL COLVILLE COWS
COLVTLLB, Wash., Oct. 18.—P.
H. Delaney of Arden this week lost
a valuable cow near his ranch. The
animal was found dead with a bul
let hole in her side. Another aniina"
was wounded by a gunshot. Mr. De-1
laney has offered $100 reward for
the apprehension of the person who
committed the deed. I
Post Street and Main Avenue
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around it. I will make a key, in
the shape of a Christmas tree or a
maple leaf or anything like that
and then build a lock to fit the key.
Every lock will be different. You
see, I will get a little instrument
of some kind that will distort a
piece of wax Into all sorts of jag
ged. Irregular shapes and then I
will make a key like the impres
sion and build the lock around it.
That's my idea." _________
"Oh, maw! Maw!"
"What, Edwin? What?"
"Cannibals are men who eat
"Are they hungry men?"
"Please make yourself plain,
"Are the men what eat the other
men hungry, or are the other men
hungry, or are they both hungry?"
"They may both be hungry to
"When they finish, is only one
"No. When they finish, none Is
"Because one will have been
"But did the hungry one eat the
Draperies, all kinds
All Dinner Sets
All Fancy China
Pottery, all kinds
Infants' 55c Cashmere Hose 25c
Infants' Stockings of fine, warm wool cashmere, 35c
grade, in black, tan, sky blue, pink, red or white; have
double silk heels and toes and are very elastic. Buy
baby's stockings tomorrow at, a pair 25f
Infants' 50c Hose of silk and wool, fine ribbed, ip
black and white. Wednesday, a pair 31&
Oct 18, 1910
These nets are 18 and 20 inches
wide, in cream, black, white, ecru,
green, gray, Copenhagen, rose,
brown and wistaria. Nets that reg
ularly would sell up to $1.25.
Wednesday sale price, a yard..2sc
"THEN IT HAPPENED"
(Our Daily Discontinued Story.)
Painter, painting, hangs by rope.
Nail protruding on the slope.
Painter heedless, never stops; rope
is severed, painterd rops.
other one's hunger?"
"Oh, bother. Edwin, I am try
ing to read this book, entitled
'Alimentary Practice of the Fiji
Islanders, as Seen by a Missionary
From the Inside.'"
"But, maw, if one cannibal eats
another cannibal, there will be
"Yes, yes." '
"But one plus one Is two, ain't
"Why, yes. No, no—one into one
goes once. It Is division."
"Well, that's bum division, be
cause that man that's eaten Isn't
left, is he?"
"Well, then, It ought to be one
divided by one is none."
But "maw" chased him out ot
doors and tried all afternoon to
solve it by higher algebra.
in all parts of the city.
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