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MONDAY, DECEMBER 12,1910.
SHAMEFUL ATTACK ON ORPHANS' HOME According to tbe report con demning the Orphans' Home of Spokane, the investigation was made "early In the winter," leav ing* *he inference that this year is lntcrsrle(l. The home moved from the building criticised a year ago last October, and has since that time been comfortably located at E127 Bridgeport, with a cottage In addition to the main building for the care of Infected children. Yet the committee's report is published in form to give the impression that present conditions of the home are complained of. Rev. Kimball, one of the minis ters signing the report, is no longer a citizen of Spokane. Rev. Mills surrendered his pulpit some time since. This last attack Is a continuation of a series that have been made onjflbo Orphans-Home of Spokane, tlnvfd always to cripple some little benefit that had been planned. This one, after being held back for more than a year, comes Just two weeks before Christmas, when the chil dren who never knew what Christ mas was until they came into the home, are anticipating all the pleasures Mrs. Dey and Mrs. Wil PRESENT TO GIRL CAUSES FINANCE'S ARREST AS THIEF NEW YORK. Oec. 12.—Miss Alice Smith, 18 years old, of No. 10% Colden street, Jersey City, and .lohn J. Dolan, will not be mar ried as they had expected, because young Dolan has been arrested, charged with the larceny of a watch, which he had given Miss Smith as a wedding present. Miss Smith called on Mrs. Bar bara Dimmers of 306 Grand street, Jersey City, to ask Mrs. Dimmers to be a guest at the wedding. Then ahe showed Mrs. Dimmers the watch Dolan had given her. "That's the watch that was stolen from me," exclaimed Mrs. Dim mers. When Dolan next called at Miss Smith's house a policeman was waiting for him. A watch, found on Dolan after his arrest was Identified by Miss Smith as her property. Dolan swore that he had bought the pawn tickets for the watches and redeemed them. He gave the police the name of the man from whom he bought the tickets. [continued ) ra o - ' PAGE ONE GAS COMBINE mayor for nearly two years, has had the city's legal department un der his control, and could have brought the gas company to time in the matter of compensating the people long ago. But Pratt Is the friend of the gas outfit, because he helped to pass the Roger Williams gas franchise over the veto of Mayor Boyd, and it naturally could not be expected that he would try to enforce the ordinance providing tor the 2 per cent franchise tax. HOW THEY PAY. Inquiry was made at the office of the city comptroller as to the payments received by the city on the two gas franchises. The rec ords show that the franchise tax has been collected every year on the first or original gas franchise, passed May 6, 1902, known as ordi nance Alio:;. This is at the rate of 1 iter cent per annum on the gross earnings. It is found that the affidavit fur the tax for 1909. made by A. N. Cantrll, manager for the Doherty syndicate, ts based on tho "net" earnings. The ordi nance requires 1 per cent of the "gross" earnings. The records sh- t that the 1904 Kleeb Sample Store— USEFUL HOLIDAY GOODS You don t have to wait till the end of the season for cut prices. You find them here ..every day. Have new ship ment of broadcloth, double texture, and plush coats at unheard of prices. Ladies, you must see these coats. $9.00, $12.50, $15.00, $25.00, $28.50. Positively worth double the price asked. Suits -correct styles, sat Kleeb Sample Store '.'us Rookery Building. EI .tor through E. J. Lip pert \s stand, next to White house. liams could secure for them. The effect of the report will be to rob those orphans and waifs of that pleasure exactly in proportion as its misleading statements are ac cepted by the public and co-opera tion withheld. Several weeks ago a woman's or ganization had decided to give a benefit for the home. Hardly had the arrangement been made when George Armstrong, president of the board of public works, broke loose with a declaration that he would put the home out of business. He did this In the face of non con demnatory report on the home from a committee of doctors that In spected the buildings. Lately one of the city Inspectors went to tho home, pretended to examine the heating appliances and served no tice that it must be fixed. A heat ing appliance mechanic waa sent for by Mrs. Dey. He went over the pipes carefully and stated that there was nothing for him to do. The Orphans' Home of Spokane is a home where room will be made somewhere for every little wan derer that nobody else wants. This is the reason it is always crowded and always In need. 2 per cent gas franchise paid fran chise tax for 1906 and for a part of January, 1907, when the records show that the company "has ceased to operate." "The company has gone out of business and we have but one gas company," was the information fur nished by the comptroller's office in answer to a query as to why the franchise tax had not been paid. "Gone out of business"! sounds strange, when the records at the county auditor's office show that this franchise was stocked and bonded last fall for $7,300,000. A LIVELY BILL The bill at the Pantages this week opened yesterday with a swing and go which delighted the audiences, for there is not a dull or draggy moment in it. There is also enough variety to please all tastes. Bert Swor, one of the king pins of the blackface fraternity, who established himself firmly as a favorite when here last with Mac- Mahon's Southern Review, repeat ed his former success and even en larged upon It. The "Barber Shop Chord" has been done to death on all the circuits, but he managed to make it go well. Otto Fiechtl's Tyrolean sextettte, with their tuneful yodels and songs of the Fatherland, made a hit as usual, and were obliged to respond to many encores. Their dancing was good and the song "Schlitz" was a winner. Two pretty girls, Babe Mason and Kdlth McClaire, in character songs and dances, were one of the hits of the bill, their German specialty bringing the house down. The three Melvin brothers do some excellent gymnastic work and their head balancing and throwing has never been equaled en the circuit. They introduce sev eral new stunts, which bring forth applause and their act is alto gether a pleasing, clean-cut one, with no alleged comedy or stalling. Nelson and Mllledge have a bunch of frivolity, replete with laugh win ners, which they call "Putting In Glass." The headllner, Ray Thomp son and his woudertul horse, "Joe Bailey," delighted everyone. Joe Is a very handsome horse and his tricks are well worth seeing, for he certainly understands music and rythm. METHODIST CHURCH - OUT OP DEBT Members of the First M. B. church of this city are rejoicing over the lifting of the floating In debtedness upon the property. The pastor, Rev. Will A. Betts, who re cently came from California, took the matter up with the official board the other night, and yester day at the morning service the full $13,500 was pledged. in lined, mixtures and plain, $10.00, $14.00, $18.00. Worth from $18.00 to $30.00. We claim these goods to be the best on earth at the price. Large assortment of dresses. Dresses for street. Dresses for afternoon. Dresses for dancing. Dresses for theater. Actually cheaper than can get them made. It will be a pleasing surprise to you to visit NO IRE SALOON LICENSES Spokane saloon keepers who have their licenses tucked away in safe places had better hang on to them. Saloon licenses are likely to be in lively demand this next 10 years. An ordinance passed by the council years ago states that as soon as the proportion of one saloon to every 500 Inhabitants has been reached, n more Usenses shall be issued until *000 additional In habitants have been registered. In other words, until the next census no more licenses will be Issued un less some one goes out of business. Hotel men, however, may provide a bar for their patrons if they have over 50 rooms. Spokane now has 243 saloons, and her official popu lation is 104,000 inhabitants, so that the city already has more than the specified number of dispensaries. JAP WANTED TO BE A "COP." Spokane has an energetic 1 lttle Jap of the mentally unsound sort, it is feared, who showed up at the police station yesterday with a re volver and a desire to become a "copper." He also had recommen dations as to his honesty, etc., but the police put him down as "bugs" and let him go. Ten cents will buy a bed in downtown lodging houses, but ho boes bumming it in from the coun try have not even that left after a round of the saloons, and frequent requests for a sleeping place are heard at the police station these days. Special Prices Tuesday on Fancy Assorted 3*/ 2 and 4 Tier JONATHAN APPLES See our display 620 W. Second Aye., Cor. Wall St. We aim to please. We deliver. Empire Produce Co. W620 Second Aye., Cor. Wall St. PHONE MAIN 7186. Haworth Bros. DENTISTS In our practice we find the proper care of children's teeth the most perplexing question in all our work. That is the care they should have to prevent decay and umlacclusion. To take the child first to one and then to another dentist is bad practice. They should be under the care of one good dentist, and not different ones. Where It is necessary to extract the temporary teeth to admit the permanent ones, it should be done with great precaution. Too many temporary teeth should not be extracted at one time, leaving the mouth too sore, or without teeth to chew the food. Some den tists think it is the proper thing to begin aud take the entire number out while the child is in tho office and in the notion, which is entirely wrong. Only have the badly crowded and the ones above the flushed or swollen gums, which is sign of the new tooth wanting to come through. , It is quite advisable to fill temporary teeth with some soft, easy inserted filling, in order to retain them until the new tooth asks admit tance. PARENTS Examine your children's gums and decayed, broken down, temporary teeth, and what you don't know about them you should ask about. These are a few points to know if you don't want the child to lose its permanent teeth at an early age. Exanrthatfcns free at any time. Every day. Sun May, 9 to 12. Evenings, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7 to 8:30. Rooms 21112 Nicholls blook. THE. SPOKA.NE PRESS Toyland prices as usual lowest here. Imported Leather Bags AN importers' samples and his surplus stock of high grade leather hags have just taken their pjajpes on the sales tables anfl counters. These bags are different from the ordinary ones shown in most good stores, in that they are imported. You will find plain gilt, French silver, and perfectly plain frames. Some have heavily embossed animals here and there. Others are plain effects and still others are leather covered. Pigskin, real walrus, buffed alliga tor, seal, pin goat, etc., in colors suoh as red, brown, green, blue, tan, champagne and black. Fitted with coin purses and vanity sets. Values that would regularly sell at up to seven dollars and a half. QiA QQ Special •P**.*JO UMBRELLAS I ft PRACTICAL gifts for the man or woman who appreciates the best. It seems as though the clerk of the weather has changed our 1 climate —so continuous is onr rainy season—making these handsome gifts all the more practical. You will find the women's with long Direc toire handles, plain, carved effects ajid some are in combination with gold, silver and pearl. Patent runners and covered with sel vaged edged Gloria silk. " " The men's are plain, cane and crook han dles, with name plate of sterling silver or gold for engraving purposes. £Q An Specially priced at tP*ts*«7o Fur Trimmed Slippers EVERY kind of slipper that's made is carried at this store, we think. The assortments seem complete in the extreme. There is no gift so practical, so sought after as are house slippers for men, women, boys and girls. Women's fur trimmed house slippers in a splendid variety of fashionable colors, fur trimmed and high cut. Priced at... $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2.00, $2.50 Men's opera, Faust and Everette cut house slippers, leather with soft soles. Priced at $1.24, $1.50, $1.75 to $2.50 Travelling slippers for men, in cases, $3.50 Boys' and girls' house slippers at 69«S 891 and $1.00 Christmas Candies THI sweetest gift of all. Purity stands for candy character. It means that here the Ingredients are what they pro fess to be, nothing more nor less, aud that the compounding is done with ut most care and cleanliness. This is so in all grades. Qumdrops, Horehound Drops, Rasp berry drips, a pound lot Ribbon Candy, Honey Comb Mixtures, Bon Bons and Chocolates, Merry Widow Kisses, Molasses Kisses, a pound 20<» Jelly Beans, Chocolates, Pure *lncy Mixed, a 1b..15< The best selected bleached EnflTsli Walnuts, a pound 25^ Nineteen ten fresh crops of BraslLnuts, a pound.2o^ Paper Shell Almonds, a pound^T...... 25^ Pecans, a pound ,pj 20<> Uniform Filberts, a pound . .«.H 2<>c Hickory Nuts, a pound .......H , IH+ Fresh Butter Nuts ■ M ....l<>«' Black Walnuts, a p0und......H...., lor Christmas Nlckwear THESE iMutiful hand em embroßered and band made neck pftces have all the characteristic! of neckwear that we have sold formerly at more than double the price we are asking for this lot Dainty Jabots, stock collars or imported hand-made laces, rabots and bows in combination with the finest French lawn and Persian silks we have ever seen. Each piece has that something that brands it different from anything shown be fore. Daintily put up in holly boxes. Special .... .$1.48 Embroidered linen collars, packed six in a box, at.... nrnxmnemam •» anau *»™ • •«»j».6of* Kemp & Hebert The People'm Store Corner Main and Washington Brilliant Cut Glass Pieces mahe Ideal Gifts for Women DO you realise that most women like their pieces of flashing, scintillating cut glass better than anything else that graces their sideboard or buffet and that they always want an other bowl, pitcher or Jug, or just some one dish? There is a wonderful gathering of per fectly cut crystal here that is moderately priced. Cut glass salt and pepper shakers, with sterling silver tops, priced at 25tS 35**. 53«? and 75«t Cut glass water glasses, extra heavy bot toms and well balanced .. 48<*, 53«* and 69«* Back Combs. Barrettes THE best artists in our land have contributed to this collection of high grade shell and amber back combs, side combs and barrettes. The combs are all hand polished and hand carved, inlaid with gold, and set with semi-precious stones—mostly brilliants. The barrettes are the strand effects—very beautiful indeed. A Q Specially priced at *P * •**o Holly boxes on application. Other lines of beautiful shell and amber back and side combs and barrettes in plain, carved and gold inlaid designs, priced at 48«r> MAKES AN ACCEPTA ABLE GIFT, INDEED EVERY woman loves it, particularly if she loves the better qualities. Are high grade linen fabrics, fashionable in the last degree. Boxes are prettily shaped and come in Poinsetta, holly and red designs. 25c holly boxed stationery, 24 sheets of pa per and 24 fashionable envelopes. Good linen. A box 19«* 50c boxes of gift stationery in holly, poin setta and red designed boxes, with tight-fit ting lids. Fifty sheets of paper, and fifty fashionably shaped envelopes. A box. .29** 75c gift stationery in large flat boxes of holly, poinsetta and red designs. Letter, note and invitation designs. Special, box ... 48** Thousands of Kerchiefs NO daintier or more conven ient gifts can be given to the woman or girl than a box of kerchiefs, for the reason that they are underpriced and most of them hand embroidered. Made from flainty lawn and pure linen in plain and cross-bar effects. 25c child's kerchiefs, three in a box—a box 18** 500 women's kerchiefs in box containing three. A box 20** $1.00 women's kerchiefs packed three in a dainty box. A box .59«* Thousands of plain and initial kerchiefs priced from 10c to $1.00 each are ready for your choosing. Christmas Stationery Copyright Books Thousands of the best authors ■ are represented In our popular se lections of copyright books. These books are sold In some good stores at more than a dollar. Only the Immense quantity purchased allows us to sell them at the following low prices. The following list Is only a small number of the books carried In onr stock: Alice of Old Vincennes. Arisona Nights, The Battle. Beverly of Grauatark, Cap'n Kir, The Christian. David Harum. Taf* Duke Decides, Elusive Isabel. The Firing Line, The Flame Dancer, The Gambler, The Garden of Allah, Hearte and Masks, Idols, If I Were King, Judith, The Jungle, Lkk ttuLatto, The Little Mluister. Mr. Isaaos, .Saucy BtaifT Pam Deotdes, Paid in Full. Prisoner of Zenda, Jta> Keokyniu* B> Elmo, The Shuttle, The Third Degfte, auj tW Otsl Montana* and en many others, at, Jfr oopy. „ M OUC Perrin's Glove Bonds ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED EVERY PAIR OF THEM. GIVE Gloves that are reliable) and practical. No glove possesses so much style or in dividuality as does the Perrin's glove. It is in a class by itself. Perrin's gloves are made from selected French kid. Every skin is perfectly tanned and carefully examined before it goes into the hands of the operators—after which it is scanned for imperfections, and no glove—no matter how unnoticeable the defect —is al lowed to have the stamp of Perrin's name up on it. You can select with every degree of safety. Priced at *2-0° and $2.50 Holiday Stockings THESE stockings have been emphasized for many years as Christmas gifts, and have, at no time in the past been more popular than they are today. They are daintily boxed, and the ribbon tied in holly boxes that give them tone and character. Some of these lisle silk stockings have garter bands in col ors with a little touch of the same color at the heels and toes. Just enough to represent the Christmas spirit in which they are given.' Women's fine lisle silk stockings with col ored garter tops and hells and toes to match. Three pairs are packed in a dainty holly box. A box $1.50 Women's silk hosiery in black and colors. A pair 98e> Girls' cashmere hose, daintily packed, three pairs in a box. A box 75«> Beautiful Electroliers IDEAL gifts for ths library, den dining room or parlor. It's a thing of beauty and a joy forever vastly more appreciated than any other gift could possibly give, and the prices are about one-half those charged by most good stores. Highly finished brushed brass, polished brass, verdigre copper, etc., with highly col ored and irridescent shades. Some library lamps are included. Priced at. .$5.98, $6.48, and up to $10 Reiser's Christmas Ties NO maker of Christ mas ties is so re nowed as Keiser. His ties go the world over. This store makes a specialty of Reiser's neckwear, even if the profit be less, the satisfaction is very much greater. One table of Reiser's good silk ties in re versible and flowing ends you will find priced at 55«* One table of Reiser's extra heavy quality silk ties you will find priced at $1.00 Thousands of ties that will appeal to the man and good taste and bring praise to the giver, choice 35** Christmas Gifts for Baby A F all gifts, the meat acceptable v are those for baby. There are two people who are pleased; it'a mother and the baby, and then by pleasing these two, you yourself are also pleased. Children's White Kid Bootees, with patent leather Boeings and soft sole*. From si* to ft.BO Nany'a crocheted bootees, come In silk, wool and silk and wool. Priced at .... ißes, SOeS 48* and 60* Baby s rabbit doll, made from reel a»e> Esquimox dolls, with tinkling belle attached *xi* Imported twine dolls, with under , . _ rattle, from 8M to «•*> Plain and hand painted celluloid rattles. .84M and un Dainty satin coat hangers SO* to ••*> Rubber dolls and animals that squak.... IB* and un Crocheted baby aacques, daintily edged In oolors «B* MOIt The Christmas store for all Spokane.