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CANNON WILL ACT AS HOST SPEAKER'S DAUGHTER WILL HAVE CHARGE OF HIS SOCIAL FUNCTIONS THIS WINTER. Judge George Turner's Strong Cam paign Had Good Effect On State of Washington. j WASHINGTON. D. C, Deo. 12 — Speaker Cannon will keep house again this winter, having- renewed his lease of the old Admiral Taylor residence on Vermont Avenue. Miss Cannon, w ho was such a success as hostess last season, will again preside over the es tablishment and will have as guests, Mrs. LeSeure, the speaker's other daughter, and her small children. Uncle Joe is very fond of his grand children, and considers their presence in the house one of the chief advant ages of housekeeping as compared with botel life. Scotch Firm Gets Contract. Official reports received from Van couver, B. C, say that the contract for the new British steamship line between British Columbia and Mexico has finally been awarded to Andrew Weir & Co., of Glasgow, Scotland. This firm has agreed to put on first-class steamships, capable of carrying 4500 tons of freight each, and fifty first class and from 300 to 400 steerage pas sengers. It has been definitely arranged that Vancouver is to be the port of departure and Victoria a port of call. The steamships are to have British register and are to make monthly trips. The subsidy to be paid by the British Columbia government is $50,000 per annum for each vessel. Stonewall Jackson's Grandson. Stonewall Jackson Christian, grand son of Stonewall Jackson, the famous confederate military leader, is to be appointed a cadet at West Point by President Roosevelt. He decided upon this designation a few days ago when he was waited upon by a delegation of Georgia congressmen and Prof. W. C. Woodyard of the Georgia Military academy, where young Christian has been a student. In announcing to the delegation that he would designate their candidate for examination, Pres ident Roosevelt said: "It has been the practice to give this class of appointments to sons of army officers only, but I am going to make an exception in this case. If I can place the name of Stonewall Jack son in the army register I am going to do it." Effect of Election. Thomas B. Hardin, pf Seattle, has been in Washington for a few days on business. He is telling people here the truth about the recent guberna torial election. But he argues that good will come to the fight for Tur ner's election, although it was lost, in that the railroads probably will pur sue a more liberal policy in the future. Interviewed in a local paper Mr. Har din said: "The election in the state of Wash ington, so far as the governorship was concerned, was a victory for the rail roads. Ex-Senator George Turner championed the policy of railroad reg ulation, which was extremely popular east of the Cascade mountains, but he was beaten by 16,000. It is probable, however, that the campaign will re sult in the railways pursuing a more liberal policy toward the people of the state in the future." Better Times for Alaska. Charles Andrews Ferrin of Nome says that better times are coming for the people in Alaska, so far as the judges and other officials are con cerned. "The situation in that respect is im proving," he said here recently. "There are signs of a better day at hand, and the old day of graft, corrup tion, and packed juries is at an end. In Mr. Hoyt we have a fearless and able United States attorney, and if we could get a few more of his sort there, would be no room for complaint." Neither the 233 1-3 per cent prefer ential tariff in Canada in favor of Great Britain nor the anti-dumping clause put into effect some months ago seems to have had the effect of check ing the growth of American exports t<> that country. Reports from official sources are to the effect that the ex ports to Canada in the ten months ending with October were $116,775,656 m value, an increase of about $5,000.- --000 over the corresponding months of last year, while the imports from Can ada show no increase. Taxes In Washington. The Annual report of the commis sioners of internal revenue shows that the collections on account of internal taxes in the State of Washington last year amounted to $672,039, and in Alaska to $16,656, a total of $688,695 for the official district of Washing ton, of tobacco manufacturers there were 7648 pounds of smoking tobacco produced in the district and 642 pounds of snuff. The number of ci gars turned out was 11,277,653, but there were no cigarettes manufactured in the state. Of beer and other fer mented liquors the output was 509,635 barrels. ' Annual Postal Report. Another annual report which bristles with figures showing the enormous business in his branch of the postal service is that of Edwin C. Madden, third assistnt postmaster general. Sev eral years ago Mr. Madden inaugurated a system of registering letters at houses by the carriers while making their deliveries. His report shows that city carriers in Washington registered 1588 letters last year, an increase of 314 over the preceding year, while the rural carriers in the state registered 1411 letters, an increase of 966 over the year 1903. The total amount of second class mail matter handled in the city of Seattle was 2,317,993 pounds, an increase of 445,666 pounds. The Seattle office handled 53,076 registered letters and 18,727 parcels in the year, and the Spokane office 23,709 letters and 8047 parcels. In the entire state the number of registered domestic let ters was 228,816 and registered domes tic parcels 58,594; registered foreign letters 28,047, and registered foreign parcels. 4451. Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen eral Joseph B. Bristow has charge of all appointments of postmasters, and the free delivery service of the coun try, both city and rural. His report shows that there were 65 presidential and 907 fourth class offices in Wash ington on June 30 last. The average compensation of the latter was $212.22 last year. The gross receipts of postoffices in Washington for the year totaled $1,- --322,392.87. Mr. Bristow estimates the population of the state at 606,056, and on this basis each resident spent $2.18 in postage last year. The report contains the following statistics of rural free delivery service in the state: Number of routes in op eration June 30, 110; routes established during the year, 58; cases pending June 30, 23. The number of pieces of mail delivered by the rural carriers last year was 4,278,695, of which 2,- --795,764 were papers, showing that the people who live in the country keep up with the news of the world as closely* as those who live in the cities. The number of pieces collected on rural routes during the year was 730,077, and the total compensation of the ru ral carriers was $48,085.09. Was an Inveterate Drunkard for 20 Years. La Grande, Or., May 7, 1904. Your request for a reference about "TRIB" received and will give you the words of praise only that your treat ment deserves, and that is much. My son was a hard drinker and tobacco user for 20 years and has taken many advertised cures for both liquor and tobacco, but never stayed with it long er than one month at any time until I got "TRIB" for him. He took "TRIB" about 10 months ago and has not used either since the fourth day he com menced to take your treatment. He has gained 20 pounds and is home with me every night he is in town. You may use my name to tell people that "TRIB" is all you claim for it. Yours truly, MRS. JAMES S. WATSON. For sale by L. L. Tallman. HORDES OF IDLE MEN IN GOTHAM Charitable Institutions Beseiged by Many Applicants. Than Before. NEW YORK, Dec. 12—Never in the history of the city's charitable institu tions have there been so many unem ployed men to care for as at present. Some surprising figures compiled by the authorities of Bellevue hospital and the municipal lodging house, indicate an appalling situation for the winter. "The city certainly faces a serious problem in the care of the unemployed this winter," said William C. York, su perintendent of the municipal lodging house. "According to my records there are at least 40 per cent more idle men in the city this year than there were during this time last year. "During November this year we cared for 7787 persons, 90 per cent be ing men. This is'over 2100 more than we had for the corresponding period last year: or in other words, the In crease is more than 40 per cent. De cember is going to break all records." Assistant Superintendent Rickard of Bellevue reports a similar startling demand upon public charity. He said , last night that he had referred 700 more applicants to the department of public charities during November this year than during the same month of 1903. "We took in 2276 patients this No vember," said he, "which is sixty eight more than during November last year. We turned about 400 over to the department of public charities in November last year. This year we turned over 1100 in November. A ma jority of these 1100 were men who wanted a bed." THE EVENING STATESMAN MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1904. WILL BE RO COMPROMISE FIGHT IS WHOLLY ON HARRI MAN'S ENDEAVOR TO CONTROL NORTHERN PACIFIC. Jim Hill Will Make Strong Fight to Prevent Settlement of Merger Clash. NEW YORK, Dec. 12.— E. H. Harri man, representing Union Pacific inte rests, and James J. Hill, representing the Northern Pacific-Great Northern- Burlington interests, declare that there can be no compromise of the issues at stake in the pending Northern Secu rities litigation. It is to be a fight to a finish for control of the Northern Pacific railroad. Should a decision of the United States court be handed down in favor of Mr. Harriman in the Northern Se curities case. President Hill, who now controls the situation, would be forced to restore to the Union Pacific shares of the Northern Pacific, representing fully one-half the Northern Pacific capital. "Mr. Harriman has never aband oned his idea of getting control of the Northern Pacific," was the statement made by one of the most influential di rectors of that road in discussing the probable effect of the Northern Secu rities decision, which is expected this week. * "If the federal court decides in his favor I do not see how he can be pre vented from obtaining control of the Northern Pacific road. Even if he has not enough of the stock on de posit with the Northern Securities company he has enough to command the situation, and he can easily pick up enough additional shares in the open market to give him a majority." "Will not James J. Hill oppose any attempt by Mr. Harriman to get a ma. jority of Northern Pacific stock?" "As long as there is a fighting chance Mr. Hill will fight, but if Mr. Harri man's contention is sustained by the United States court, I do not see what Mr. Hill can do, except submit to the inevitable. You may put it down for certain that there is to be no com promise, nor amicable agreement, such as Wall street has been talking about. "It is to be a fight to a finish on the one issue of whether Harriman and his friends are to get the Northern Paci fic road. The Union Pacific crowd have been gunning for that property for a long time. They want it and they are not likely to compromise when they are nearer their goal than ever before." "What effect would a change in Northern Pacific control have on the Great Northern's future?" Friction In Northwest. "With the Northern Pacific in the hands of the Union Pacific there would be constant friction tn the northwest ern railroad territory. This would mean an acrimonious fight between two strongly antagonistic interests. The whole traffic and rate situation in the northwest would be disturbed THE WALLA WALLA MEAT AND COLD STORAGE COMPANY Washington Market Double Tour Market Tel. Main 15 Tel. Main 44 Pioneer Market Alder St. Market Tel. Main 46 Tel. Main 36 ' Choice meats. Special attention paid to C. O. D. orders. Free de livery. Prices Porterhouse Steak 12%<£ Mutton Stew oC Sirloin Steak 10£ Pork steak 8£ Round Steak Pork Roast 8£ Chuck Steak 7£ Pork Sausage 8£ Prime Rib Roast \o*s Hamburg Steak 8£ Beef Roast 7# Bolonga 7<* Boiling Beef Head Cheese 7*t Mutton Chops Wurst 7£ Mutton Leg 9tf Blood Wurst 7*s TELEPHONE MGR. OFFICE MAIN 752 and matters would be greatly com plicated by the fact that Harriman would come into a half interest in the Burlington, which is now owned joint ly by the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern. Harriman and his associates, I understand, will undertake to buy out Mr. Hill's interest in the Great Northern. That would be tiit logical solution of the difficulties that will arise if the Union Pacific gets the Northern Pacific." "What are J. Pierpont Morgan's ge lations to the Northern Pacific?" "Mr. Morgan is influential in the present board of directors. His inte rest in the stock, however, is by no means what it was, and it is safe to assume that whatever contest is to be waged will be waged by James J. Hill on the one hand and E. H. Harriman on the other. Mr. Morgan, I think, is practically out of the northwestern railroad situation." An Airship for Japanese Army. SIOUX CITY, lowa, Dec. 12. —H. Moore of this city, an old man, de clares he has completed a dirigible bal loon which will be used against the Russians by the Japanese. Mr. Moore says it is wrong to use a balloon for airships, declaring he has utilized the principles used by birds in flying. He has been corresponding with I. Takeshita, attache to Minister Taka hira of Japan, and announces today that he has the opportunity to furnish the airships under a guarantee to the Japanese army. FORTUNE AWAITS YOUNG MAN. J. L. Boyd, a Jockey Who Rode Races at Seattle, Is Left $200,000. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Dec. 12.— The relatives of J. L. Boyd, a 16-year old jockey, whose whereabouts are un known, state that he is the sole heir to an estate of $200,000 left him by his grandmother, Mrs. J. L. Boyd, of Bowling Green, Ky. He is said to be somewhere on the Pacific coast with his mother. He rode in the races at Seattle last summer and made a con tract to ride here for W. L. H. Hazlip this year, but this contract was can celled and the boy has not since been heard from. BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM You Don't Catch Cold after having a TURKISH BATH in our place. If you leave a bath room with the pores of your body open they close immediately after going out in the cool air, consequently you contract a heavy cold. We have a system that guarantees all danger from taking a cold. After the bath an oil massage is given, the pores are filled with oil and while the oil is being absorbed the pores are gradually closing, so by the time the oil is gone the pores are in their normal condition. The oil is a skin food and is very nourishing. Try it. PHONE MAIN 705 C. W. Enoch, Prop. NO. 7 SOUTH THIRD BLUE FRONT CIGAR STORE I CIGARS. TOBACCO. SOFT DRINKS awd CONFECTION ARY 000 m GEO. H. SMITH, Prop. %%%% S. THIRD STREET 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 saw. Let us help you perpetuate the memory of your loved ones. Roberts Monument Co. ELM STREET If you are in doubt get a fancy basket of Palm candy a' Tall man's. Suitable and Dainty Gift one that is always acceptable. Our supply r.T "holiday candy" has just arrived and we offer an attractive array of fancy baskets and boxes of fresh Palm candy. Come and look at them. Prices to suit every pocket. L. L. Tallman's PHARMACY Telephone Main 96. FRESH AND CLEAN that's the claim we make for our NEW STOCK OF GROCERIES Choice offerings for Christmas trade. M DON4LD BROTHERS First and Alder Streets. Free Delivery Tel. Main 497 I tor practical work; | 1 for saving time; for long E I service and complete | s| satisfaction, no other I ?| typewriter quite equals | 1 The Smith J | Premier I A little book explaining just why | this is so will be sent on request v I | Better ask about it to-day. * The smith Premier | | Typewriter Company m NO. 247 STARK ST. ||S Jf PORTLAND, OR. f| THE HORSESHOE Peter Werner Prop. Choice WINES, LIQUORS and " CIGARS. Imported Lunches. IOH 31 ti In Stro ( >t IB BEER HSjjp Physicians Recommend it We also know there is none better on the market. PHONE MAIN 348 Betz Brewing and Malting COMPANY *sf Gilbert S Hunt I COMPANY I Machine M Shops and ■ Foundry Hi Special attention 188 given to furnish ing structural Iron Q arid Steel PICARD & HENNESSEY Funeral Directors and Embalmers Opposite Court House. 312 W Main Phone M 151 Baker-Boyer = NATIONAL = BANK Walla Walla, Washington CAPITAL STOCK - $100,000 SURPLUS • • • $100,000 Oldest Bank in the State. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: MILES C. MOORE . President T. C. ELLIOTT . . Vice Pres. H. H. TURNER . . . Cashier H. E. JOHNSON . Asst. Cashier Directors —Miles C. Moore. T. C. Elliott, H. C. Baker, W. W. Baker, E. L. Smith. DON'T FORGET that the W. MEYER FOUNDRY does all kinds of casting and architectural iron work. Machine shop in connection. Old Fanning Mill Site WALLA WALLA J- H. TIMMONS TRANSFER All manner of freight, goods and musical Instruments handled with care. All orders promptly attended to. Forwarding freight a specialty. Office at McKittrick's Shoe Store. Phone Main 266. FIRE INSURANCE In good, standard companies. Real Es tate. Pension Agent. Notary Public. Can acknowledge all legal papers. E. H. NIXON. Room 18, P. O. Block, Walla Walla. The Senate IS NOTED FOR THE QUALITY OP ITS Wines, Liquors •** Cigars. WILLIAM RETZER, Prop. Pheae Mala aße.