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"IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COULD REALIZE" (V* United Prssa Leased Wire.) i WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—Juan Sanchez Alcona, Mexican revolu tionary leader, nnder arrest here an as embezzler and about to be extradited to Mexico, where, it Is asserted he will be shot as a rebel, gSTe the following statement to the United Press today: (.Copyright,- 1910, by the United Press Association.) By Juan Sanchea Azcona. If the people of the United States could realize what their own government has done to Mexi cans in the past decade, the pres ent American protection which is keeping Diaz on the throne would be withdrawn, and within a few A HOT TIME EXPECTED A hot time is expected in the city council a week from tonight, over a resolution introduced by Councilman Lambert to validate certain acts of the board of public works in connection with the isola tion hospital. The board, or rath •r, the president of the board, Com missioner George Armstrong, has gone ahead and awarded certain contracts, amounting to $10,000 or more, for plumbing and other things at the hospital, without ad 200 ME DROWNED (By United Press Leased Wire* COLON, Dec. 19.—Earthquake shocks that have shaken the isl ands of the West Indies since Sat urday subsided today, according to dispatches reaching here from La Libert ad and San Salvador. The official liat of drowned in j the sinking of the island of Llapa ■os Lagoon was placed at 200, all Islanders. Additional details of the ainking of the island contained in the dispatches showed that the na tives were aware of the fats that awaited them hours before they were drowned. HIT ele, and pointed out one serious de fect after another. After Mr. Robertson came Lester P. Edge, who told of how the city had grown and prospered under the present charter and how bright is the prospect for the next 10 years. He cautioned against any leap into darkness. J. P. Perkins said that the only argument he had heard in favor of the new charter was that "it can not be any worse" He said that was no argument at all. He said that it was not measures but men that Spokane needed at the pres ent time. He criticised the en trance of the preachers into the charter fight, as he claimed they Invariably got on the wrong side Of the fence. Judge C. B. Dunning was the chairman of the meeting, which was well attended and enthusiastic The Modern Dentists PAY AS YOU CAN 6603 satisfied patients have patronized our office since January 1, 1910. That is a record we are proud of. Make yourself a Christmas present by having your teeth put in condition for that good dinner you are going to have. Let us make an examination and estimate on your' work, for which there will be no charge and you are not obliged to us in the least. Open evenings to those who work. THE PLACE OF QUALITY Tte Modern Dentists (WHERE EVERYBODY GOES) Temple Court Bonding, Riverside and Washington. Phone Main 2643. I monhs, perhaps a few weeks.a new , government of the people would be I installed. j lam a revolutionist, and for that , reason I am jailed. I am charged with swindling, but all Mexico | knows lam innocent. Also all Mexico knows that if the United States consents to my extradition I will be shot by Diaz's soldiers. I will not be the first. This gov ernment is being used as a tool. The treaty between the United States and Mexico is used to give Diaz the whip hand over men dar ing to oppose his tyranny. Ameri can officials have been made to see things in the wrong light. My only hope, in my own case, is that an awakening will come soon. vertising for bids. Councilman Lambert has Intro duced a resolution in the city council declaring an emergency and authorizing the board of pub lic works to go ahead and complete the hospital, after the contracts have already been awarded. The purpose of the Lambert resolution is to legalize the acts of Arm strong, otherwise the men who put in the work would be left in a bad pickle. The James Smyth Plumb ing company has the contract. Briefly, P. C. Robertson's criti cism was directed toward the fol lowing points: That the declara tion for direct legislation in the opening section of the new charter was a lie, because this right was later cut off through the right to pass emergency legislation. He al luded to the experience of the peo ple of the north hill on the sewer grab and the opinion of Judge Rich ardson that the right of referen dum was cut off in the new char ter. He scored the clause that gave the right to award contracts without advertising and permitted at will the purchase of patented processes for paving or other pur poses. He said that it will be lese majeste tq publish anything in the Official Gazette that reflects on any official, even if he be found to be a defaulter. Robertson announced his friend ship for organized labor and brand ed the civil service clause in the proposed charter as aimed to throw the doors open to the skilled labor of the world and hold in check the common labor in the trenches, which exception is made for the purpose of building up a political machine. The civil service clause was so worded as to aid in the ousting of a good man or the reten tion of a bad one if the powers so wanted it. STEAMER AGROUND VANCOUVER, B. C, Dec. 19.— Groping her way In a dense fog at slow speed through the Narrows this morning the G. T. P. steamer Prince George, Captain Robertson, grounded on the mud flats off the north shore of the inlet, right oppo site the old beacon. The stranded steamer immediately got in touch with the Point Grey wireless sta tion, reporting that she was fast aground. PORTLAND, Dec. 19.—That the O. R. & N. company is planning to build into the town of Clarkston, Wash., in the immediate future, is believed from the fact that negotia tions have been on for some time between the company's right-of way men and E. H. Libby, presi dent of the Lewiston-Clarkston Improvement company and a prom inent resident of Asotin county. 200 NEEDY CHILDREN ARE SURE OF GOOD CHRISTMAS I There are many little ones, confined to their beds by sickness or affliction, who will be helped by the Good Fellows. Are you talking? If not, why not? BY A. GOOD FELLOW. Well, fellows, we are doing fine. Finer than silk, but of course we want to do better if possible. There are enough Good Fellows on the list now to take care of over 200 children for Christmas, and I am rooting good and strong to raise the number to 300 between now and next Saturday night. The' good fellows who have writ ten in, at least some of them, are bekinnlng to get anxious because they have not yet received the names of the children they are to make happy, but there is no reason to worry. They will all get the names in plenty of time. I am sending out the first lot of MINERS ARE KILLED 5 (By United Press Leased Wire.) FAIRMOUNT, W. Vs., Oec. Five miners are reported to have been killed and nesrly 20 buried in an exploaion in the Consolidated Coal Company's mine at Chiefton today. Five men were in the mine at the time of the explosion. It is believed that a premature shot caused the accident. T. 8. WALLACE CAPITALIST, IS DEAD (By United Preaa Leaaed Wire) TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 19—Word was received here early today from North Yakima of the death of Thomas B. Wallace, a millionaire business man of Tacoma. Wallace had been suffering from an affec tion of the lungs for several years. He is survived by a widow and three children, now visiting in Ken tucky. - Wallace was 52 years of age, coming from Missouri and engag ing in business In Tacoma in the early 80s. FREE BPEECH WAR ON AGAIN. (By United Press Leased Wire.) FRESNO. Cal., Dec. 19.—The truce between the civil authorities and members of the Industrial MULER-DERVANT, f reach Hair Dressers 124 NORTH POST STREET THE SPQtriANB f BESS names today, and tomorrow I will, send out the next bunch. By Tues day night or Wednesday morning at the latest I should have them .all out. With each bunch of names I will send a few suggestions as to what would make good presents in each particular case, taking care all the time to suggest presents which will put no unreasonable strain on anyone's pocketbook. . ; It doesn't cost much to make a kid happy on Christmas, fellows, especially one v'bich would have had an empty sticking Jf it had not been for us. Just a little don-: and a small book and some candy and nuts and oranges in the case of a little girl, or a small toy of some Workers of the World, by whteb~74 Industrialists in jaii here for va grancy were to be released pending the hearing of a test case, was abruptly ended today by officials of the workers who notified the dis trict attorneys office that the agreement was off. DAVID David Laws, aged 48, deputy county auditor, was found dead in bed Sunday morning at his room, 1316 Dean avenue.' Dave had been in Spokane 12 years, coming here from Emporia, Kan. He was the best posted man on politics and politicians in the county, and prob ably in the state of Washington. He read nearly all of the papers in the state and kept a card index on every public man of note. Dave was a veritable encyclopedia of in- j formation, which he was always ready to impart, and had a host of j friends. He belonged to the Masons , and the Elks. ! BALLINGER-PINCHOT IN VESTIGATION COST $13344 (By United Pre.* Leased Wire.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—The [ Ballinger-Pinchot congressional in vestigation cost the country ejsact-, ly $13,844, according to a report filed by the secretary of the senate ' today. The expenses for sten ographers was $5701. *The costli est witness was Henry K. Love, who came from Fairbanks, Alafla. His fees and mileage costfljle country $531. MH j | Special on Very SiAable Xmas Present) Fancy Hair Ornaments a and Combs Half and Third Off Regular Prices LAWS IS DEAD sort In the case of a boy. The big thing with all these pres ents will be that they come from Santa Claus. That's what counts with the kiddies more than the value of the presents. Santa Claus is the patron saint of the children. They believe in him for years, and there surely was never a more beautiful belief. Nothing of sordidness in the Santa lavs game. No expectation of re compense for kindnesses done. Just the beautiful old saint who goes over the earth spreading hap piness in his path and leaving the world better and brighter for his coming. And, bjCthe. way, have YOU got ten into this Santa Claus game yet? ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦.A* • ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ TAKE&OATH AS NEW ♦ ♦ CHIEF JUSTICE ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ (United Press Leased Wire.) ♦ ♦ WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.— ♦ ♦ tice Douglas White today took ♦ ♦ his oath of office as chief Jus- ♦ ♦ tice of the supreme court of ♦ ♦ the United States and as- ♦ ♦ sumed his place at the head v ♦ of the highest tribunal in the ♦ ♦ land. The induction took place ♦ ♦ at 11:50 o'clock this morning. ♦ *>♦♦♦♦♦«♦ j PEKING. —China is still hesitat ing in accepting the $50,000,000 loan proposed by the United States to help her make currency reforms and other changes in the empire. LADIES' FREE TONIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT SOCIETY NIGHT CONFETTI BATTLE FRIDAY NIGHT ' Princess Rink "DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EARLY!" "Do Your Christmas Shopping Early." That was the way the big sign in the Riverside department store window read. The window was filled to over flowing with toys of all descrip tions. Dolls of all sizes, shapes and conditions, sleds, skates and wag on. Drum and hobby horses. Toy dogs and cats. Woolly sheep and fuzzy Teddy bears and Billy Pos sums. Real moving picture magic lanterns. Before the window stood a wo man and two small children. The woman stood downcast and dis heartened. The youngsters were thrilling with delight, their noses flattened against the glass. Thpy were taking in all the sights with childish joy and their little minds were filled with longing and joy ful anticipations. The woman's heart was filled with sorrow. "Mama," asked the elder of the children, a tiny little laddie of PREDICTS A SOCIALIST FOR PRESIDENT, 1916 (By United Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 19.— Charles Edward Russell, socialist candidate for governor of New York at the recent election, predicted to day that the socialists will be suc cessful in the national election of 1916, and that a socialist president will occupy the White House after that year. "We now have two great political parties," Russell said. "Both are corrupt. One has been on trial for years, and it has failed and betray ed the people. The democratic party will have its chance in 1912, and, believe me, it will make a hor rible mess of things. When the peo ple realize that both the old parties have failed to provide a panacea for existing conditions, the socialists will be given their innings." AVERT STRIKE? CHICAGO. Dec. 19.—Chas. P. Nelll, commissioner of labor, is en STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS The exhibition of Children's drawings (602 in all), including the winners, is now to be seen on our east balcony. Don't miss it. (Names of winners appeared in yesterday's Review.) Graham's PLEASE THE CHILDREN BEST. For all are new and bright and unique. Every new novelty in the toy world is obtainable on our second floor. Selections can be made easiest in the morning. Bell toys 25*, 35*, 50* and 60* Ice wagons 75* and 91*23 Iron toy dray wagon 75* Fire chief 75* Rapid fire gun... .$1.50 Hook and ladder. $1.00 and 91.50 Coaching party... .$3.00 Other jointed papier mache dolls; all sizes; 50* to 97.50 Kid body dolls; complete line in all sizes; priced 25* to ...98.00 Auto coats 92 to 93 Auto goggles. 15* Military capes $1.75 Knit union suits 50* Roller skates 75* Tin soldier set $1.50 Fireman's uniform.. .75* about 7 years. "If I'm a really good boy, will Santa Claus bring me one of them moving picture lan terns?" "Maybe, dear," answered mama, her voice choking as she said it. She knew better. Those things cost dollars and she had not even dimes. "And, mama, will Santa bring me that big dolly with openey and shuttey eyes?" asked the younger, a baby girlie of not more than 5. "Maybe, dear," answered the mother again, mechanically. And again her voice shook. Come on home, darlings," said mama, hastily, dragging them away from the Joy filled window. "Come on home. Mama can't stand it to stay here any longer." "Why, mama?" asked the elder in surprise. But mama made no reply. And the big sign In the window stared everyone in the face: "Do Your Christmas Shopping Early." deavdrlng today to avert the fulfill ment of threats by President War ren S. Stone of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers that unless the men employed on 61 western railroads get an increase of wages demanded, a strike on the roads will be ordered before Christmas. Neill conferred this morning with officials of the railroads and pre pared this afternoon for a confer ence with the engineers. The com missioner declined to predict what might be the outcome of the con ferences. NEW YORK.—"Smoking is help ful for the body but bad for men tality," says Dr. George L. Meylan of Columbia university, at the con clusion of an exhaustive test Just made public. The Spokane Press, delivered, 25c a month. Seehorn's Moving Van will gWk you the beat service In tbe city. We also do a storage business. Ws are st your ssrrlce at any tints. Toys Jointed papier mache dolls, bisque heads, an gora wigs, closing eyes with eyelashes, shoes and stockings. Special values at 81.00 Shoes 10* to 50* Barefoot sandals 20* to 50* Ives' mechanical trains. 81.50 to. 89.00 Doll beds. .50* to 87.50 Doll dishes 15* to 83.50 Air guns.. .75* to 82.50 Tops 10* to 75* Doll trunks 50* to 84.00 Doll carts. .50* to 86.00 Soldier outfits 81.00 Toy stoves.4o* to 83.00 Toy pianos 40* to 812.50 Sleds 75* to 86.00 MONDAY, QtOEMBMM, 19, 1910. The Home of Good Shoes Holi day Sugges tions Women's, misses' antfchil dren's fancy felt slippers as Christmas gifts are most ap preciated by all. Women's trim looking felt Romeos, with a full, round toe and a comfortable last; per pair $1.25 Women's Antoinette Slip pers, made of Comfy Felt; with ribbon trimmings and leather soles and heels; per pair $1.75 Peerless Comfy—This slip per is rightly named. It is the peer of any slipper made for comfort, beauty and dur ability; per pair $1.25 Women'B Felt Romeos; made of Comfy Felt; richly fur trimmed; soles of noise less belting leather and low heels; all staple colors; per pair $1.50 Today's Styles Today. Only Five Days Left to Bay Xmas Gifts Come and see our showing of MEN'S and WOMEN'S WEARINu APPAREL Buy them on CREDIT Terms to suit, & Let our easy payment plan aid you in your Christmas buying. Make a small payment when selecting the article and pay the balance as con venient. STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS j Home of Dignified Credit.