The grajg Statesman
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Tonight and Thursday cloudy and
threatening with occasional light rain
or snow; cooler tonight.
There will be no issue of the States
man on Thanksgiving Day. As Christ-
mas and New Year's Day fall on Sun
day, the management of the States
man feels that the readers of the
paper can do without it on the only
holiday of the near future that comes
on a week day, thus allowing the em
ployes a little time for recreation.
WALLA** WALLA PEOPLE ARE
No people on earth have more rea
sons for giving thanks to the Giver
of every good and perfect gift for
manifold blessings than the favored
people of the Walla Walla valley.
Talk of the land of milk and honey.
Canaan was not in it for a minute
with this beautiful valley for milk
and honey, luscious fruits and whole
some grains, umbrageous trees and
vines, lovely flowers and shrubs,
succulent grasses, balmy atmosphere,
perfect blending of sunshine and
cloud, ethereal moonlight nights, brave
men anl fair women. Canaan may
have looked like heaven to the home
less Israelites who had wandered forty
years in the desert wilderness living
on manna or whatever else a watchful
Providence might hand out to them,
but if thej* could have seen the Walla
Walla valley from some Pisgah height
in the Blue mountains, they would
have been enraptured indeed and Mar
cus Whitman would have been saved
his fatal task of saving Oregon.
Canaan may have been the best
place on earth in its day, but it is a
dreary waste today compared with the
fertile valley in which we dwell, with
no Philistines to molest or make
Besides the generous gifts of na
ture in bounteous crops and glorious
climate, the people of this valley are
fast acquiring all the improvements
and benefits that have sprung from
the genius, invention and industry of
man. Railroads, telegraph and tele
phone lines place us in close communi
cation with one another and in quick
touch with all the civilized world. We
have here in Whitman college one of
the greatest and most promising edu
cational institutions cm the Pacific
coast. Our public schools rank with
the best and our school buildings are
the pride and ornament of the city.
Our hospitals are modern in their
equipments and appointments and are
justly famed for the conscientious care
given their patients. Our church
buildings are a credit to the city and
no other town of the size has more
able expounders of the gospel of good
will. Walla Walla College conducted
by the Seventh Day Adventists at Col
lege Place is an institution of high
lank and is adding to the reputation of
Walla Walla as an educational center.
The foundation of a $25,000 free li
brary building is being laid through
tbe beneficence of Andrew Carnegie
and within a few months it will be
opened to the public. Through the
HOLIDAYS ARE APPROACHING. We've prepared for the occa
sion early and right now would be pleased to have our patrons in
spect our stock. Sterling Silver Toilet Set. and many other new nov
elties in glass and jewelry.
The Martin Jewelry Company
JESSE H. MARTIN. Graduate Optician
Eye. Tested Free Correctl, Htted
philanthropy of the late Joseph Stub
blefield an elegant and commodious
home for indigent widows and orphans
has just been opened.
Walla Walla now has asphalt pave
ment in the business district instead
of mud and her residence streets are
soon to b<i madacamized. An electric
street railway system connecting all
parts Oi the city is almost a certainty
for the next year, and it will then be a
question of only a short time when
trolley lines will connect this city with
all near-by towns and with sylvan re
treats along Mill creek to the foothills
of the Blue mountains.
Altogether the Walla Walla valley is
an ideal dwelling place and it is get
ting better all the time. We all feel
that it is good to be here, and the only
regret of the average Walla Walla
citizen is that he can not trade his
remote chance of winning title to a
mansion in the skies for the priceless
privilege of living here always.
UNFAIR FREIGHT RATES.
The fact that wheat can be shipped
from the Palouse county to St.
Paul for six cents less a
bushel than the rate charged
from Walla Walla has provoked a pro
test from the Commercial Club against
such discrimination at the expense of
the shippers of this county. It is a
question affecting interstate' commerce
and of course a state railway commis
sion would be powerless to provide a
remedy. However, a state commission
could present the case of the Walla
Walla shippers before the federal in
terstate commission, which still has
some power to prevent unjust dis
criminations in favor of one com
munity against another by transpor
tation companies. But the interstate
commission has been stripped of much
of the power that it formerly possessed
Last Monday Governor Cummins of
lowa, ex-Governor Van Sant of Min
nesota and other distinguished advo
cates of regulative railroad legislation
called upon President Roosevelt for
the purpose of urging him to recom
mend to congress the passage of laws
restoring to the interstate commerce
commission its original powers and
prerogatives. It was pointed out that
prior to 1897 the interstate commerce
commission had exercised the power to
adjust railroad freight rates in order
to prevent discrimination, but since
that time by reason of a decision of
the supreme court of the United
States that power has been denied the
commission. It was urged by the del
egation that called upon the president
that a law be passed by congress con
ferring upon the commission power to
adjust rates when they were found to
be discriminatory or in violation of
the interstate commerce act. The
president was requested to discuss the
subject in his forthcoming message.
THE MOTE IN ITS OWN EYE.
President Isaac Anderson of the
Northwestern Gas & Electric Company
has written a letter to the Commercial
Club complaining of the "disreputable,
rotten service" given Walla Walla by
the telegraph companies. He com
plains especially of the poor Sunday
service. The telegraph companies, if
they chose to give tit for tat, might
come back with complaints against
the execrable electric light service
given the telegraph offices and other
patrons in Walla Walla by Mr. Ander
son's company. It might declare in
the words of President Anderson that
"it is entirely safe to say that no city
of its size in America has as generally
disreputable, rotten service as Walla
The Northwestern Gas & Electric
Company is collecting money from
this city and from the people without
giving value received. It charges for
power that it does not and cannot sup
ply. For instance, the arc lights in
the streets for which the city pays
nearly $9000 a year are supposed to be
of 1200 candle power each. In fact
they are hardly half that and on many
occasions some of them fail to burn
at all. Yet the city gets no rebates for
poor service or inadequate power. It
is the same with householders. Dim,
flickering, spasmodic intermittent
lights cost just as much as would
good., strong steady lights. At Wal
lace, Idaho, recently the electric light
company was forced to give rebates
for poor service. ■•*«>• s<. . :• ■
It is probably out of the question to
expect better service from the electric
light company with its present weak
plant. But within a few weeks the
new power on the Walla Walla river
will be available and the municipality
of Walla Walla, the business men and
THE EVENING STATESMAN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, T904.
the householders will have a right to
demand better service and lower rates.
Otherwise the telegraph companies
and other patrons of the electric light
company will be justified in calling
upon the 'commercial Club and the
city council to take steps to relieve the
people from the necessity of submis
sion to extortion by a licensed mon
GREAT COMMERCIAL, OPENING.
Within a few years, provided the
far eastern war is not prolonged in
definitely, expansion of the foreign
trade of the United States, of more im
portance than has been witnessed in
a decade, may reasonably be looked
for. A vast country, now the scene
of military operations on a huge scale,
will one day be in the lead in new de
velopment. The rehabilitation of Man
churia will call for the expenditure of
many millions of dollars, the con
struction of vast quantities of mate
rial, the employment of thousands of
men. New railroads will be built, new
cities will arise, and old enterprises
will be revived and restored to their
former footing. A general upbuilding,
on a scale much larger than that wit
nessed in South Africa after the close
of the Boer war, is in sight for th.?
country now in a state of demoraliza
tion as to financial and commercial
affairs. There is an important differ
ence in that England and other Euro
pean countries were in more direct
line for the advantages arising from
the work of South Africa restoration,
while in the case of Manchuria and the
surrounding country It is the United
States that is in position to reap the
Mr. M. Sergey Friede, formerly for
eign agent for Russia's far eastern
railroads, now in the United States,
gives a very promising report of con
ditions favoring Americans. The im
portance of this is in the fact that Mr.
Friede has a pro-Russ'an view of the
situation. That our country stood to
profit immensely in the event of Jap
anese success has long been admitted,
but Mr. Friede, who is inclined to the
view that Russia will finally win, sees
only good things in store for us in that
case. America has made a reputation
for celerity in handling big contracts
that has not been lost. Mr. Friede
cites the instance of the laying down
of American-made locomotives at Port
Arthur, some four years ago. by an
American firm, before the German
firms, asked to bid for the same con
tracts, had yet made their replies.
Soon the largest freight-carriers in
the world will be in commission ort
the Pacific, and with freight rates
lower by almost half than in former
years American merchants will be in
better position than ever before, to gd
after the rich plums across the west
LABOR PROBLEM IN THE SOUTH.
Mr. Walter Fleming, discussing the
subject of farm labor in the southern
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PAUL HOUSE FURNISHING CO.
14 EAST MAIN STREET.
It will pay you to wait for our Opening
Don't buy all your Housefurnishing just now
Wait For the Opening of
the New Store
Will be ready to receive the public oh the
First of the month.
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Everything Needed lor the Home and all New
PAUL HOUSE FURNISHING CO.
14 EAST MAIN STREET.
Telephone 328 Above the First National Bank
states says that, on account of the
drift of negro labor.to the cities and
towns, and its growing inefficiency on
cotton and sugar plantations, and the
losses entailed by deficiency of hands
in the cotton-picking season, the
planters are looking to Italian immi
gration to supply their needs, and it is
estimated that there are now over 100,-
--000 Itolian agricultural laborers in the
southern states of the Mississippi val
ley, while one steamship company has
arranged to locate forty or fifty thous
and families of Italian laborers in
The planters are said to be heartily
in favor of substituting Italian for
negro labor, upon which they have de
pended for so long a time, as the new
comers work better than the negro,
keep crops in better cultivation, and
the livestock is in better condition.
They live much more economically
than the negro and buy small farms of
their own as soon as they get the
funds. Southern state authorities have
taken a hand in the movement and are
endeavoring to divert Italian immi
gration from the northern states. It is
expected that southern Italy will sup
ply enough laborers for the cotton
and sugar plantations, and it will not
be difficult to start the people of that
section of the peninsula westward, as
they are the poorest class in Italy,
subsist largely on corn and beans, and
many of them are familiar with the
cultivation of sugar-cane, rice and cot
ton and with viticulture and the mak
ing of wine.
What will be the result of crowding
the negro out of the agricultural la
bor market by the introduction of a
white laboring class? So far, it is said
that the Italians On the plantations
get along peaceably beside the negro
and have little to do with them; but
if the displacement develops into what
the planters expect it will, and the ne
groes crowd excessively into the cities,
theer is no doubt that the negro ques
tion will afflict the southern people in
a still more acute form. There is
danger, indeed, that a new racial con
flict will ultimately develop between
the Latin and negro roces. In getting
rid of negro labor on the plantations,
the south will have another race to
deal with, which has a tendency to
combination and a tendency to acquire
land, and which may prove more in
tractable than the long -suffering ne
Come in and see our new fall and
winter suiting, trouserings and over
coatings. Rook, the tailcr, Jones build
ing, Second street.
Curry's glasses rest your eyes. Ex
amination free; 213 South Third St.
Satisfaction flour, better than the
best Cayle & Campbell. —
Fine new cieths for lady's tailor
made suits, cloaks, skirts, etc. Rook,
the tailor. All garments made to order.
Come in and examine our line. Jones
building, Second street.
A lady customer
said it was easier
to be religious
No Trouble With * SINGER
SINGER SEA/IN 6 MACHINE CO.
18 MAIN STREET
128 Mill St. aad 53 East Main
Ask to see our premium list.
A new idea that has made a big
Coupons given out with every
AT BOTH STORES
BEAUTIFUL AND SUBSTANTIAL
memorials of our beloved ones who
have preceded us on their journey to
the unknown world are certainly de
sirable. Such being the case, it is well
to examine our stock of granite, mar
ble and monuments. We have some
of the most chaste designs you ever
Let us help you perpetuate the
memory of your loved ones.
Roberts Monument Co.
Big difference in the kinds of lum
ber on the market. In buying it
there is always a choice. Ours is
the choice of the most careful buy
ers. We guarantee to please. Let's
have your order today.
PHONE MAIN 32
j New York Dental Parlors
j STENCEL BUILDING
Corner Main and 3rd. Entrance on 3rd.
j Phone Main 494
i Don't Lose Sight of the Fact
S That we make a specialty of CARRIAGE TRIMMING.
) Strictly up-to-date work. Prepared for fall and winter
j* trade with a fine line of HORSE BLANKETS and ROBES,
v Drop in and look them over.
\ Charles E. Nye Main Street
1 SPECIAL TOILET PREPARATIONS
\ including Perfumes. All carefully selected
l by us. You can rely on them.
\ The Pioneer Drug Store
X E. L. SMALLEY. Proprietor • E. Main Street, Walla Walla
Hens lay them when fed on
PERFECTION HEN FEED
A complete feed, containing „
oats, wheat, sunflower and othp r SeM
charcoal bone, shell, grit and cg X to '
Cheaper tha;. wheat. 25 lbs. 5o«
DR. BUFFUM, 320 Newell Bt.
For sale at groceries. Pho ne R ed
95 to 100 Per cent
of the Chicks saved when fed
PERFECTION CHICK FEED
A scientific mixture of small g ra j ni
Corn, Oats, Wheat, Bran, Millet. Char
coal. Bone, Shell, Grit and Seeds ana
Roots which prevent bowel trouble, fa
weakness, etc., 20 ib. ... „
In the finest grades; paitings made to
order; a complete line of elegant
frames. ATLAS PORTRAIT CO., 22
EAST ROSE ST.
KREMXR 6 HANSEN, Props.
Come and hear the Grand Orcheitri&n
120-122 Main Street.
We Are in Our New Building
Better prepared than ever to serv«
our customers with everything in the
meat line. Don't forget the place.
Alder Street • Opposite P. ft
P. N. HANSEN. Prop.
No. 15 Third St.
WALLA WALLA WASH.
YOU can do so if you
buy your clothing of us.
Long wearing, stylish
clothing at the right
prices is the motto with
How about your
THE KELLOUGH COMPANY
Exclusive Men's Furnisher
201 Main Street, cor. Fourth Street
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