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Atlanta Throws Her Doors Open to Teachers. HUNDREDS OF TEACHERS THERE A Notable Gathering of Those Who Assume the Mission of In structing Mankind. ATLANTA, Gsu, Dec 30.—Atlanta has thrown her gates wide open to tlie hundreds of teachers who have Journeyed hither from all parts of the States to do tluir share toward making the fourteenth annual convention of the .Southern Educational Association a feast of reason and a flow of soul. Conspicuous by their badges and rib bons, tiie visitors have possession of the hotels, principal streets in the business section, halls and school houses. It is a notable gathering of those who have assumed the mission Of instructing mankind from the first stages in the kindergarten to the final ones in the university. .Men and wo men distinguished in the history of the present decade are to be encountered at every turn. Registered .at one or other of the hotels, or the guests of hading families, are such distinguished educators as, William T. Harris, United States commissioner of educa tion; Chancellor W. B. Hill, of the University of Georgia; Professor C. H. Barnwell, of the University of Alaba ma: Professor Paterson Wardlaw, of the University of South Carolina; Professor Charles Kent, of the Univer sity of Virginia; Hon. Hoke Smith, of Atlanta; s. A. Mynders, state superin tendent of public instruction of Ten nessee; Superintendent R. J. Tighe, of Asheville, X. c, and many others whose reputation is national. The auditorium of the First Pap- j tist church, where the formal open ing ex. r. ises were held, was tasteful ly decorated with dags, flowers and the inevitable pictures of tlie Little Red Schoolhouse. The program of exer cises was as follows; Prayer, Dr. W. W. Land rum; address of welcome on behalf of the state. Governor J. M. Terrell; welcome on behalf of the city. Mayor Evan P. Howell; on behalf of Levy's ■ BOOK AND STATIONERY STORE ■ 4 Wishes you a Happy New Year. the press. Hon. John Temple Graves; responses on behalf of the association. Edward M. Potest, president of Fur man university, and superintendent Junius Jordan of Pine Bluff, Ark.; ad dress of the president of the asso ciation, Francis P. Yenable, president of the University of North Carolina. i'i'ii'il CLARKSTON NOTES. CLARKSTON, Dec. 29.—Professor Otifl Randall, principal and superin tendent of the Clarkston public schools and a noted educator will be married tomorrow evening to Miss Grace Timer of Lewiston. They will reside in Clarkston. Clarkston has experienced an un precedented building development dur ing the past year. More than $100,000 has been spent in residence and busi ness buildings. VAGARIES OF VACUUM TUBE Light and Sound Emitted In a Myste rio-.;3 Manner. NEW YORK, Dei-. 30. —Following the announcement in London a few days ago that an English experimen ter found that his vacuum tube emit ted light for days after it had been dis connected from his battery, W. J. Hammer, an electrical engineering ex pert of th.is city, declared last night that he had obtained sounds from a vacuum tithe in much the same way. In his laboratory in the presence of former Assistant Attorney General .lames M. Beck, and several other per sonal friends, Mr. Hammer set his au tomatic music- box at work. For five minutes at a time a low mummuring sound like A on the musical scale came from a big vacuum tube that had been disconnected from the induction coil and laid on a pasteboard box filled with excelsior. If one of the auditors spoke tlie sound ran tip into the treble, but soon sank to its regular rhythm. The cause is a mystery. Polar Personal. First Artie Explorer (sticking his head out of sleeping bag)— Say, Bill, how cohl is it? Second Explorer.—lt's 12$ degrees below zero in the sun. First Explorer -What's all that racket? Second Explorer—That's the Eski mo Outing club giving a lawn fete. TO CURE A COLD (N ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it ; 'ails to cure. E. W. Grove's signa ture is on each box. 25c. THE EVENING STATESMAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1903. AMUSING EXPENSES Contingent Fund of Senate Goes for Queer Things. $40 A MONIH TO WIND CIOCK& Quinine Pills, Attar of Roses. Castor Oil and Bromo Seltzer Are a Few Things Bought. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 30.—The annual report of the secretary of the senate always affords mure or less amusement on account of the disclos ures it makes regarding the expendi tures of the contingent fund of the sen ate. The last report of Secretary Bennett, recently submitted, is no ex ception to the rule. It is interestin.j to note some of the items for which government money has been paid out. Some idea of the elegance with which I the senate committee rooms are now furnished is gathered from his state ment showing the expenditures made in furnishing the room of the com mittee ou pensions. The total cost of furniture for this room was $1686. Tlie furniture for the most part is mahog any, nnd of an expensive quality. It; addition to the large committee table and committee chairs, the senate pur chased one leather arm chair at $42: two mahogany and leather revolving chairs at $27 each; one leather rock ing chair at $44; two leather arm chairs at $42 each; one leather sofa at $!S7, aud a typewriter desk at $85, and so on. The committee on pen sions, however, is not considered one of the well furnished rooms about the capitol. Further along the report of Mr. Ben nett is found an item as follows: "To J. T. Hunt for winding clocks of the United States senate for the month of July, $40." This means that the sen ate expends $4SO a year merely for having its clock wound. This expendi ture does not provide for repairs, cleaning, etc. It costs the senate $200 a month during session to have its towels wash ed and ironed. This would seem like a rather large outlay for 90 men. sup posed to be cleanly in their habits, but the expenditure also includes towel service for the committee rooms and the clerks' office of th" senate. The senate's towels are washed and ironed at the rate of 3" cents a dozen, and the work last winter was divided between three persons, two of them colored washer women, who managed to make anywhere from $.">0 to .-127 per month by their labor, and the third, a matt, who bakes out a lot of towels under contract at the above rate. The accounts of the senate barber shop, which is also to some extent th" senate pharmacy, is rather amusing. For instance, on November the senate purchased 1000 two-grain quinine pills, 1000 three-grain quinine pills, one drahm attar of roses, one quart cas tor oil, one gallon dandruff cure, one horehotmd drops, six bottles eascarets, case Red Raven Splits, five pounds and a full line of drug- and soaps and perfumes, etc. The senate appears to be well provided with emergency rem edies in case any of its members are taken suddenly ill and indeed pro vision is made even for swelled heads as shown by a liberal stock of bromo seltzer, which is laid in at the begin ning of the session. The stationery account of the senate is likewise amusing, for outside the line of su ict stationery. Secretary Ben nett reports the purchase of wrist bags manicure sets, chatelain bags, card eases, and numerous articles of this sort, which would create a laugh if found on the person of a United States senator. The expenditures, of the senate con tingent fund are all legitimate of course, but to a person unacquainted with the senate ways it would seem from reading the secretary's report that a great deal of the public money had been wasted. The secretary of the interior found $50,000, appropriated at the last ses sion of congress to defray expenses of collecting and displaying the Alaska exhibit at tin- St. Louis exposition is inadequate, and that additional funds will be necessary. II" has therefore prepared and will send to congress immediately after it reassembles in January, an emergency estimate for $25,000 which, in his opinion, is need ed to complete the Alaska exhibit. Secretary Hitchcock looks to the del egations from the Pacific coast states to assist in securing this money, and is in hoiies that it may be made avail able promptly as the present funds will be largely exhausted when the Alaska building has been paid for. lii view of the discovery of the sec retary of the interior that he is un able under the existing law to erect, new building-; al Puyallup Indian school, the delegation from Washing ton will be called upon at an early date to secure the passage of a special act of congress, providing for the pur chase of such lands as may be needed for these school buildings. During the days when the Puyallup lands were in the Indian reservation there was no trouble about erecting buildings, but since the lands have become the sole property of the Indians, they are, in the opinion of the department, private lands and therefore are beyond the control of the department. It is speci fically stated in the revised statutes that the government shall not expend its moneys in erecting public build ings on private lands. In the face of this law there is nothing for the inte rior department to do but to appeal to congress, unless some higher legal au thority shall devise a means whereby the secretary will feel authorized in erecting new buildings on private lands at the Puyallup school. "What's de matter! Didn't you stick him wit' an old last week's paper?" "Yes; but de unscrupulous old skin gimme a plugged nickel." AMUSEMENTS Andrew Robson, who will be at the Walla Walla theater next week, is this season presenting Winston Churchill's successful story, "Hit hard Carvel," done into its present dramatic form by Edward E. Rose. It is authoritative ly stated that handsome costumes in complete accord with the colonial pe riod, at which time ihe action of the play takes place, handsome scenery and other accessories go to make the production a very pleasing one to the eye. while Mr. Robson's work as tbe hero, supported by an excellent com pany pleases even the most captious theatre-goer. "Hello BiHI" "Hello Bill" is one of the most laugh able farce-comedies that Is billed at tho Walla Walla theater thi« seas n. Tt is built to a great extent after such fun-producers as "Too Much Johnson" and "The Man From Mexico" and there are laughs, laugh-, laughs from be ginning to end. It Is in the hands of really clever people and is produced with a skill that almost disarms criti cism of the piece itself. The play concerns an indiscretion on the part of W. Fuller (J. I). Murphy) on the eve of his marriage. lb- en ters a gambling house which is raided by the police and is let out on bail in time to atten 1 the ceremony. Hi friend Cutting endeavors to fix things and certainly succeeds. The husband fears that he will he compelled to serve t!0 days in jail and a paper at hand contains a Washington dispatch an nouncing the appointment of W. Pul ler to the position of lieutenant-col onel. This he pretends means his call to the front aud he leaves. Iv the meantime the real army Fuller per forms wonderful feats of bravery in Cuba and is promoted to a brigadier generalship. When the papers an nounce his return the bogus army hero comes back from a little sojourn in Jersey, and is received with brass bands and a reception. The real General Puller learns of the reception in his honor and turns up also. Fi nally th- bogus hero confesses his se cret to the real general and the latter agrees to carry out the farce. Tvackey Fi«n. Th" Mickey Finn rarce comedy com pany which comes to the Walla Walla theater next Monday night is heralded as one of the largest and most satis factory organizations of its kind on the road this season. Its success throughout the East has been little short of phenomenal, return dates be ing demanded in every town where the show has been. Funny Rube "Welch and his no less talented partner, Kit lie Francis head the long list of enter tainers. NECK IS BROKEN MAN WILL LIVE Operation Said to be Without Parallel Performed at Sioux City Hospital. SIOUX CITY, lowa, Dec. SO.—All operation having no parallel in the surgical world which was performed at St. Joeseph's hospital yesterday by Dr. William Jepson, who has the chair of surgery at the state university. John Xorstrom of Danbury, lowa, fell from a load of hay, striking on his head and breaking his neck. He has been almost totally paralyzed for weeks, and Dr. Jepson decided to ope rate on his broken neck. Accordingly, a portion of the third cervical vertebrae was removed, the false grow th of tissue was cleaned out and the bone was replaced. The patient is doing well, with every prospect of recovery. Operations have been performed for the relief of a dislocation of the lumbar vertebrae, but no case is known in which the cervical vert n i so near the medulla obi »njrt of the vital bodily fundlu cessfully removed and r-'pla 1 Rend the ads in the | Walla Walla i; R. J. NIXON, Man Telephone Ms n ONE NIGHT ONLY MONDA.Y, JAN. 4 j A riot of Mil th ami V Tlio Musical I :i »«•«•• MICKEY FEHI with Rube Welch, Kittie ? ran ees and their compatl) oi metropolitan favorite-. Pretty Girls, Clever Comedians. Gorgeous Costumes, Special /Scenery. Latest Vaudevilie Creations. -PRICI>- 25<s 50c mid /."><•. STAR THEATRE ) flanagementV LaVJ k'N ) All Tliiw >v«M»k. j The Shields j Stock Co. f Presenting the Outer, \ all farce comedies j A Circus Gil j Direction of AH T. 1.. i | Three Acts Three - j Introdncicg , VAUDEVILLE SPECIAL*"* ( aiul HOVING PICTURES > j between each act j | Specialty Artists Layne & DeAvery i Gerald & Errol j Rooney & Forrester^ J show ever given | Walla Walla for the money. | Prices of Admission SlO 20 30 CENTS.' Matinee Saturday.