Thursday, September 23, 1926
The Woman’s Home Companion
Sketches of Spokane Men Who Are Husbands of Women
Actively Identified With the Club and Social
Life of the City
WILLIAM S. LEWIS
By Lucy M. C. Robinson,
Very few people, in being in
terviewed, like to speak of the
bitter days of defeat or obscuri
ty which come into almost every
career, falling, like God's rain,
on the just and the unjust alike.
It should be a matter of pride,
however, when a man—or wom
an—who has lost rosy prospects,
faced gray days and cold faces
through no fault of his or her
own—should fight the battle of
life straight through in the home
town, and win through to worth
William 8. Lewis came to
Washington Territory when a
small boy, and says that he is
“now fifty and losing his scalp
lock!” He went through the
public schools here, and later at
tended Stanford University. Aft
er passing his bar examinations
he became what he calls “a ju- ==
nior and inconspicuous member” of
a law office, with rosy prospects. The
firm became heavily involved, and
without fault on his own part, Mr.
l.ewis says, he “got a jolt on the solar
plexus of his career”—lost every sin
gle client and business firm he repre
sented, finding himself discredited
and with few friends.
“Professionally discredited, finan
cially broke, and carrying heavy re
sponsibilities,” is a handicap for any
young man. Years of quiet obscurity
followed, during which he kept up his
study of law, observed human nature,
and began to ride the hobbies that
have become a career,
No corner of the world is richer in
legend than the Spokane country, none
offers more fascinating opportunity
for the historian. Through his intense
interest in the Indians of the North
west, his friendships among their
finest representatives, and his knowl
edge of pioneer history, Mr. Lewis has
built for himself a reputation and a
world-wide acquaintance with worth
As author or editor he has several
valuable books on shelves of public
libraries and historical societies, and
his correspondence with noted men
and women of the English-speaking
world brings him priceless satisfac
“The Case of Spokane Garry,”
“Pioneer Days in the Big Bend Coun
try,” “Ranald MacDonald, 1824-1894."
“The Journal of John Work,” and
many magazine articles bear his name.
“Incidentally 1 practice law eight
hours a day for a livelihood. I have
never run for, nor held public office.
This fact probably accounts for my
inclusion by “Who's Who in America”
in Spokane’s list of fifty best known
Among his hobbies Mr. Lewis lists
his wife and two daughters, the Moose
fraternity, the early history of the
the Northwest, the public museum, the
Indian Congress, historical societies,
writing, hiking, target shooting, and
collecting rare books and pamphlets.
Mrs. Lewis was Miss Hildegard
Fjeld-Johannessen of Spokane. The
daughters are Hildegard Karen and
Frances Charlotte Lewis.
RAILWAY MAIL ASS'N
Committees for the coming year
were announced this week by Mrs. W
(. Campbell, president of the Wom
en’s Auxiliary to the Railway Mail
Association. Programs for the year
are arranged by the committees in
turn, and may be social, educational
or philanthropic in nature.
The dates and committees responsi-
ble for meetings follow:
September— Mrs. A. R. McFarland,
chairman; Mrs. Glens Prichard, Mrs.
. M. Fisher, Mrs, C. W, Clark, Mrs.
FACTS OF FINANCE
Emilie H. Burcham, Women's De
partment, the Old National Bank
and Union Trust Company.
“A stranger in a strange land.”
who suddenly discovers that his pocket
book is empty,
is in an un
there is a gen
home, and it
would seem an
easy matter to
write a check
to fill up the
that your signature is not familiar to
any bank but your own. So, lacking
a friend known to the local bank, who
can say that you are you, and who
will endorse your check for you, there
is nothing to do but wait until your
check can be sent to your home bank
for collection, no matter how incon
venient the wait may be.
Identification is absolutely essential
before a bank will cash a check.
s STEVENSON’S HAT SHOP
7‘ 507 HYDE BLDG.
Stevenson, designer of truly fine millinery, cordially in
vites you to inspect her splendidly equipped shop. Gage
William Reynolds, Mrs. A. C. Gerry,
Mrs. William Pattie, Mrs. A. H. Whit
nell, Mrs. Robert Hughart, Mrs. Ralph
October—Mrs. Glen Prichard. chair
man; Mrs, A, P. Lee, Mrs. Leo Loach
er, Mrs. Joseph Haupt, Mrs. (. Ren
fro, Mrs. A. S. Williams, Mrs. Fred
Shirley, Mrs. J. E. Hutsinpillar.
November-—Spokane Valley Commit
tee—Mrs. Gerry King, chairman; Mrs.
A. Gasman, Mrs, L. Coe, Mrs. Walter
Bargee, Mrs. Arthur Starling, Mrs.
Ben Strumff, Mrs. L. S. Tidyman, Mrs.
E. L. Colburn, Mrs. H. Killough, Mrs.
F. 1.. Burton,
December—Mrs. R. Hughart, chair
man; Mrs. A. R. McFarland, Mrs. H.
C. Pettit, Mrs. Norman Jorstad, Mrs.
Lonnie Hall, Mrs. F. R, Moyer, Mrs.
W. C. Campbell, Mrs. E. A. Wimer,
Mrs. Georgia Price.
January—Mrs. Glen Prichard and
February—Mrs. A. H. Whitnell,
chairman; Mrs, H. C. Hickey, Mrs. F.
(. Kendall, Mrs. W. Worthington, Mrs.
J. A. Nelson, Mrs. Bertram Teager,
Mrs. Roscoe Leeds, Mrs. Edgar Wheel
er, Mrs. Dore Kemholtz.
March—Mrs. A. R. McFarland and
Meetings are held on the third
Thursday of each month. Last week
the regular meeting was held with the
Officers of the Auxiliary for 1926-
1927 are: President, Mrs. W, C. Camp
bell; vice president, Mrs. B. Teager;
secretary, Mrs. F. L. Burton; treasur
er, Mrs. A. P. Lee; corresponding sec
retary, Mrs. K, 8. Colburn; parliamen
tarian, Mrs. Joseph Haupt; press, Mrs.
A. C. Gerry; historian, Mrs. William
Mrs. P. A. Cassidy, Mrs. Will Cassi
dy and Mrs. Winslow Clift were host
esses yvesterday to the Otis Orchards
Social and Civie Club, in the club
Luggage L!;.L 'II"
At Low Prices! Yﬁ. .7 ;
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REPAIRING AND A\
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Inland Trunk Factory
519 Main Avenue
house. Work will be discontinued aft
er this week until December 8, when
the annual meeting will be held. Mrs.
W. A. Clift is president. Several of
the women's organizations in the val
ley are postponing all their fall meet
ings until apple harvest is over.
First Avenue and Howard Street
Phone Main 6527 Spokane, Wash
< for North Hill Women at
Jennings Barber Shop
W 905 Garland
Ada Louise Bell
Teacher of Singing and Lyric Diction
Studio: 507 Eilers Bldg.
Residence: Crest Hotel.
Head of voice department State Nor
mal School, Cheney, Wash. Pupils
studying In Spokane receive State
Normal credits if desired.
Evanoff Art Designing
School of Tailoring and Dressmaking
Evanoff System is the only system
that can show you how ?ulckly and
free you from the worry of uncertain
ty. Easily learned. Fits you for the
Main 1665 517.518 Jamieson Bldg.
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