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MADISON, Wis., Nov. 4.—Land
grabbing corporations, including
the railroads, mining, lumtler, stock
raising and' real estate companies,
have received from the government
one and one-half times as much
public land as have small holders,
homesteaders and individual pur
chasers. That is the history of
government lands from the first
gift to a corporation down to the
. present day.
President Charles R. Van Hise of
the University of Wisconsin has
compiled the figures of our public
lands, and he says that large hold
: ers, the corporations, have received
j 163,718,338 acres, or about 255,810
, square miles, of public lands, while
small holders have only 105,555,790
"Of our magnificent original do
main in the United States," says
... President Van Hise. "amounting to
1,441,436.160 acres. 571.631.482 acres
were disposed of to individuals and
corporations; 153,505,500 acres
were granted to states for various
purposes; 324.478.080 acres are in
reservation; and 363,338,043 acres
are unreserved and unappropri
\ '"The grants to corporations ex
/ teed by 8.594,043 acres the amount
which was taken up under the
homestead act; and it is to be re-
Prof. Graham teaches
at Academy hall, 330 Main
venue every afternoon
evening at 7:30. Class,
Monday and Friday; so
gTUursday and Saturday;
cials Tuesday, Wednesday,
Tel. Main 8516.
A FEW OF OUR MEN'S
VALUES. CAN'T BE
Men's dress shoe in patent leather, button; Off
regular $0.00 values on sale at •*
High top work shoes, 18 inch top, buckle; A *JC
regular $7.50 shoe on sale at V "*
12 inch top; regular $0.00 4t% g/J
shoe ..... ........... • "•
10 inch top; regular $4.50 shoe on <feO AQ
sale at .«pcF» w
GRABBED BY CORPORATION
membered that under teh home
stead act 3r>,000,000 acres were
commuted, of which at least 30,000,
--000 acres went to large companies.
The same is true of at least 10,000.
--000 acres under the timber and
stone act. Added to these are the
123,718,338 acres of corporation
The government laud received by
American land-grabbing corpora
tions is greater in area than
France, Germany, Japan, Spain,
Sweden, Norway or Italy: larger
than the combined areas of all the
third class countries of Europe;
larger than all the insular posses
sions of the United States; it would
make three states such as Nebras
ka,, Colorado and Missouri, and
leave enough over to make another
Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Texas has but 7000 more square
PLACE PARKS UNDER
The question of whether Spo
kane's park system shall be re
tained under the control of the
proposed commission government,
or shall be placed in charge of a
special park commission, occupied
most of the time of the charter
commission at its meeting last
night, and many speakers were
heard on the question, arguing
both pro and con. General senti
ment seemed to favor placing the
parks directly under the control of
the city's governing body.
> PREACHER TURNS
► . REPORTER
The Rev. Hazen Conklin, <
son of the president of the «
Massachusetts ITnivorsalist <
Fellowship association of <
Brookline, Mass.. has resigned <
his pastorate to become a re- <
■porter.- ■ <
He believes that writing for <
the American press will prove 1
a more lucrative calling. <
Ladies' tan and black cloth top, patent 4JO O/S
leather, $6\oo sample shoes on sale at tyO»&J
Patent leather button shoe, gunmetal 4»n *JC
top; regular $5.00 value on sale at «jFfc»» • J
Black suede button shoe; regular $5.00 4yo AC
value on sale at «p**»"*«/
Kid blucher, patent tip; regular $8.50 4»| jjq
shoe on sale at
Corner Wall and Main .
(By United Press Leased Wire)
WALLA WALLA, Nov. 4.—Us
ing four names and five banks in
his operations, a swindler has
mulcted three banks of this city,
one of Dayton and one of Waits
burg of sums estimated at from
$2000 to $5000. He has escaped
and no trace of him can be found,
although he was here within the
last two days.
His method was to make small
deposits in each of these banks and
check in and out until he was well
known. Then in each of them h£
deposited a draf. on a San Fran
cisco bank for $1200, with the un
derstanding that he could draw
part on them until they were
High grade, medium priced
hats and caps—that's all we
have to sell.
Every hat guaranteed to
be chock full of value for the
price you pay, and to give
As HAT SPECIALISTS we
respectfully solicit your pa
South 8 Howard
Howard and Riverside
for the conviction of the party or
parties claiming to be agenta or
solicitors of the Parlsion Uyein* A
Cleaning Works. 605 First avenue.
L. A. Lehmann. prop.
THE SPQAANE PRESS
The busiest salesroom, for its size, in Spokane,
tomorrow, will be Wentworth's Popular 2nd
We won't attempt to quote all of the startling bargains in
Men's Fine Wearables that await you here, but these few
items will surely bring you here.
% Nine Dollars and Thirty-Five Cents
for men's new $1.50 woolen
sweater coats; plain gray
and gray and maroon.
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for men's regular $2.50 all
wool sweater coats. !■•'
for choice of a fine line of
men's $1.00 and $1.25 negli
gee shirts; all si7.es.
for choice of a pretty line, of
men's new negligee shirts,
worth up to $2.00 each. '
for choice of an extt It tely
excellent lot of men's; U pii
gee shirts, worth up ajjl igh
as $2.50 each.
for men's regular 65c f ■ lite
unlaundcred shirts. j
68 Cents 1
for men's regular 75c .over
alls and jackets; white goods
included. . \
$1 a Suit
for regular $1.50 fleece lined
Floor Bargain Annex.
for choice of a mighty fine lot of Men's Winter Suits
that are splendid values at $15 and $16.50 each.
Fourteen Dollars and Ninety-Five Cents $14.95
for choice of a small, but exceptionally fine, lot of Men's
Hand Tailored Suits, worth from $20 to $30 each. All
regular sizes and a perfect assortment. We take just
as much pains to suit you here as we do in our main
floor clothing departments.
$11 15 or choice of a small line of Men's Regulai
$16 23 or choice of a small line of Men's Overcoats
Z; * worth regularly $25, $27.50 and $30 eaqh.
broken size range is the reason for this particularly at
tractive price quotation... ' : *~*
d** £0 or men ' 3 regular $2.50 ail wool, heavy work pants, in a dark
«PI.VJ«7 g ray pattern. Warranted not to rip.
PisCOUllt °" mon s am * y onn g men's corduroy
est •• — - *• * >'*f V' d 'c■
d*gf QC or men 's regular $0.50 mackinaw coats. Biggest line in the city
*P*J»***J from which to choose.
$6.20 or men' s regular $7.00 mackinaw coats.
* or men s regular $8.00 mackinaw coats.
d*l OC for meh'sr genuine $2.50 lambsdown underwear. A sure pre
«pl*oo tentative of colds, etc. ft
d»0 OC t% Qi«f- or men ' s fine $4:50 and $5:00 mercerized, rrhhed,
«P«3.00 & OUII spring needle underwear. ft J ,
An f(J for men's regular $2.50 all wool flesh, colored un
«PA»ID a OUlt derwear. Real soft and warm.
If\ Q«»"j. for men's regular heavy natural wool $2.50 plush
11/ a. OUlt back underwear.
33 CentS or *' ie ' ,os * quality union made overalls or jackets.
Fifth Off ° ntlle stof, ' < - ffo(K * * nm^s » °ags and .suit
Oft for men's new tan, long rainproof duck coats, that are rapid sell
«P*J»i7Vr ers at their regular price of seven dollars.
• n • for the famous "President" suspenders,
OH a T ail so ld everywhere at 50c.
"The Store That Sets the Pace." Established in Spokane 23 Years Ago.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
54 (*nb h
for nam's long 75* immout-i
ing flannel nightrohes; cut'
extra full through the l>ody.'
5 Cents a Pair
for men's regular 10c canvas
2 Pairs for 25c
for men's rejtftflnr 3&q canvas
gloves, either gauntlet or
knitted wrist styled
3 Pairs for 50c
for men's regular 25c heavy
black wool sox.
2 Pairs for 25c
for men's good weight tan
and black 25c cotton box,
made by the 'SShawknit
78 Cents a Pair
for men's undressed kid
gloves, silk lined; sizes ~K
to 8 only. Kegular $1.25 and
for choice of a lovely line of